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Thrilling 0-0 draw away at FC Bayern

1st vs. 2nd ends goalless in Munich | Big chances for both sides go begging | Bayern on top in first half, RBL more dangerous after the break | Leipzig still just one point behind the leaders

It finished 0-0 in the Bundesliga's top of the table clash on Sunday. After a nervy first half, Die Roten Bullen were much improved after the break and more than deserved to claim a point away to league leaders FC Bayern München.

Julian Nagelsmann opted to play both of his January signings Dani Olmo and Angelino from the start, but it was a difficult first half for Leipzig, with Dayot Upamecano & Co. having to be at their best to stop Bayern from putting the ball in the back of the net.

The second half painted a very different picture. Marcel Sabitzer fired over the top with a golden chance very soon after the restart and RBL looked a lot more dangerous throughout. Timo Werner had the best opportunitiy of the match, but he failed to test Manuel Neuer with his first-time finish. Péter Gulácsi still had to be at his very best to keep out Leon Goretzka towards the end, however, to ensure Die Roten Bullen left Munich with a valuable point.

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Match facts

Highlights:

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5': Péter Gulácsi is on hand to save a curling effort from Thiago Alcantara from the edge of the box.
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15': A first chance for Leipzig. Marcel Sabitzer's shot from distance fails to trouble Neuer in the Bayern goal.
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24': Sabitzer plays in Timo Werner, who narrowly misses the target.

40':  Robert Lewandowski gets a shot away at the back post, but Dayot Upamecano is there to clear the ball off the line.

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45': Half time. The top of the table clash has failed to deliver so far, although Bayern have been the better side, albeit without any clear-cut chances.
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46': The ball falls to Sabitzer on the penalty spot, but he can't keep his shot down. A golden chance wasted!
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49': Jerome Boateng's header back is too weak and Werner capitalises, taking it round the onrushing Neuer. His shot is blocked by David Alaba though.
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63': Christopher Nkunku has plenty of space down the left-hand side and crosses for Timo Werner who is in bags of space. He takes the shot first time but cannot get it on target. The biggest chance of the game goes begging.
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80': A massive save. Lewandowski plays in Leon Goretzka, however his shot is brilliantly saved by Gulácsi!
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93: Full time. An exciting game ends goalless after a strong second-half showing by Nagelsmann's side.

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