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2017/2018 German Bundesliga

Freiburg and Hamburg settle for goalless draw

Freiburg and Hamburg battled out an uninspiring goalless draw on Friday night which did little to boost either side's position in the Bundesliga standings.

Neither goalkeeper was unduly tested at the Schwarzwald Stadion as the teams toiled for a point apiece which left them in 16th and 15th spots, respectively.

Nils Petersen saw a long-range volley tipped over the bar by HSV goalkeeper Christian Mathenia in the 10th minute and Christian Gunter fired into the side-netting after bursting through seven minutes later as the hosts pushed for the opener.

Alexander Schwolow got down well three minutes later to keep out a first-time effort from Hamburg midfielder Aaron Hunt following Filip Kostic's pull-back.

Freiburg striker Janik Haberer found himself through on goal four minutes after the restart but his effort was deflected over the bar by Hamburg defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

Yoric Ravet had the ball in the net for the home team four minutes later, but the goal was ruled out for offside, and that was as close as either side went as the game petered out.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 18 +27 45
2 Bayern Munich 18 +20 39
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 +19 36
4 RB Leipzig 18 +13 31
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 +13 30
6 VfL Wolfsburg 18 +4 28
7 Hertha Berlin 18 +1 27
8 TSG Hoffenheim 18 +7 25
9 Werder Bremen 18 0 25
10 Bayer Leverkusen 18 -4 24
11 Mainz 18 -4 24
12 Schalke 04 18 -3 21
13 SC Freiburg 18 -6 21
14 Fortuna Düsseldorf 18 -13 21
15 FC Augsburg 18 -5 15
16 VfB Stuttgart 18 -24 14
17 Hannover 96 18 -19 11
18 Nurnberg 18 -26 11