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(ATT 29,999) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: T Kinhofer

F Dusseldorf Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Monchengladbach M'gladbach

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Gladbach held at Dusseldorf

Last Updated: 02/09/12 12:26pm

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Fabian Giefer: Unbeatable in Dussldorf goal

Fabian Giefer: Unbeatable in Dussldorf goal

Promoted side Fortuna Dusseldorf earned an important point from a goalless draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in their first home Bundesliga match in 15 years.

Dusseldorf were forced to play their game against local rivals Gladbach in front of just 20,000 fans - with 5,000 visiting supporters - due to fan behaviour in the relegation play-offs at the end of last season.

Dusseldorf can be thrilled with having collected four points from their first two league games this season with Gladbach matching that tally.

Gladbach had the first chance of the game after just two minutes as Havard Nordtveit's throw-in landed in front of Martin Stranzl, who blasted his shot over the bar from 10 yards out.

The guests came close again in the 29th minute as Juan Arango crossed from the right side to the far post, Luuk de Jong nailing a volley that Dusseldorf keeper Fabian Giefer did well to keep out.

Dusseldorf did very little going forward in the first hour but slowly began to grow more dangerous.

Dani Schahin's sliding attempt after a pass from Tobias Levels only found the side netting in the 63rd minute.

And then Robbie Kruse had space three minutes later on the counter attack but shot wide of the target.

Schahin came close to sealing victory for Dusseldorf with 12 minutes remaining but he headed just over the bar from a set piece.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 76
2 Wolfsburg 29 61
3 Bayer Leverkusen 30 55
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 29 54
5 Schalke 30 42
6 FC Augsburg 30 42
7 Hoffenheim 30 40
8 Borussia Dortmund 30 39
9 Werder Bremen 29 38
10 Mainz 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 36
12 Cologne 30 35
13 Hertha Berlin 30 34
14 SC Freiburg 30 30
15 Hannover 96 30 29
16 Hamburg 30 28
17 Stuttgart 30 27
18 SC Paderborn 07 29 27