Sep 26, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Coface Arena
Mainz 05
0-0
Hoffenheim

Allagui (20')
FT

Polanksi (56'), Rudy (71')

Result: Mainz, Hoffenheim fluff lines in stalemate

Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim spurn the chance to move above Bayern Munich into top spot in the Bundesliga after playing out a 0-0 draw.

Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim have both spurned the chance to move top of the Bundesliga table tonight following a goalless draw at the Coface Arena.

Mainz' midfielder Jonas Hofmann and Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Oliver Baumannvie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FSV Mainz 05 vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Mainz, southern Germany on September 26, 2014© Getty Images

Victory for either side would have seen them replace Bayern Munich at the summit for now at least but, in a game of few chances, both outfits failed to get off the mark.

It took over half-an-hour for either side to fashion a clear goalscoring chance, and it was Mainz as Filip Djuricic forced Oliver Baumann into a smart save on 36 minutes.

Baumann replicated those heroics to keep the hosts out once more early in the second half, this time denying Jonas Hofmann from opening the scoring.

Hoffenheim slowly grew into the clash and forged their first real chance on the hour mark as Roberto Firmino nodded a close-range header against the post.

It proved to be the last real opportunity of the clash as the duo shared the spoils.

Hoffenheim's coach Markus Gisdol is seen prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Sinsheim, Germany, on October 18, 2013
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2Bayern Munich11003123
3Hertha Berlin11002023
4Schalke 04Schalke11002023
5Hannover11001013
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach11001013
7Hamburger SV11001013
8Hoffenheim11001013
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt10100001
10Freiburg10100001
11Augsburg100101-10
12FC Koln100101-10
13Mainz 05100101-10
14Werder Bremen100101-10
15Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen100113-20
16RB Leipzig100102-20
17Stuttgart100102-20
18Wolfsburg100103-30