BERLIN, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Stunning sides Freiburg and Frankfurt shared points at the opener of the 23rd round following a goalless draw on Friday.
Frankfurt staged a better first half whereas Freiburg almost broke the deadlock at the second half owing to the promising chances.
From the kick off, the visitors from Frankfurt took the reins and were nearly rewarded with 12 minutes into the match, but the score by Stefan Aigner was called offside.
The fast paced game by Frankfurt presented a problem for the hosts as Aigner had again a chance to open the scoring at the 16th minute.
Nonetheless Frankfurt were unable to convert their run on Freiburg's goal into a tangible reward within the first half.
At the second half Freiburg were able to free themselves from Frankfurt's attacks as Jan Rosenthal approached the visitor's goal dangerously by header.
A great save by Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp denied Freiburg a late winner as Max Kruse failed to overcome the keeper following a pass into path by Jonathan Schmid.
Also substitute Johannes Flum squandered the last chance to mark the winner when his header flew over the crossbar five minutes before the final whistle.
Both teams stay on their position, Frankfurt on the fourth with 38 points and Freiburg on the fifth with 35 points.
The following matches are scheduled for Saturday: front runners Bayern Munich encounter Bremen, struggling Stuttgart face Nuremberg, Hannover see Hamburg, Mainz meet Wolfsburg, bottom side Augsburg meet relegation threatened Hoffenheim and Schalke clash newly promoted Dusseldorf.