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Impuls Arena (ATT 28,512) 14th September 2012 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: G Winkmann

FC Augsburg FC Augsburg vs Wolfsburg Wolfsburg

Stalemate in Augsburg

Last Updated: 14/09/12 9:46pm

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Diego tries to get the ball down

Diego tries to get the ball down

Augsburg got their season up and running with their first point thanks to a 0-0 draw against Wolfsburg.

The Wolves were the side who gave Augsburg their first home win of last season and, although history did not fully repeat itself here, they did at least provide Markus Weinzierl with his first point in the Bundesliga.

Chances were few and far between at the Augsburg Arena and neither side deserved any more than a goalless draw, with the home side nevertheless happier with the outcome.

There was no indication of what was to come when the home team launched attack after attack in the first 10 minutes, Aristide Bance going closest with a deflected shot just dipping over the crossbar.

It seems the home side ran out of ideas with only a tenth of the game played, though, and they spent the remainder of the first half defending.

They did not have much to defend against, in truth, as a toothless Wolfsburg side struggled to put them under any serious pressure.

The best Felix Magath's troops could muster was a shot from Diego in the 17th minute which was too easy for Augsburg goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif to save.

Things hardly improved in the second half with Augsburg remaining defensive and the Wolves unable to bite.

They managed to find a way through in the 72nd minute, but Thomas Kahlenberg headed too close to Amsif after being set up by substitute Bas Dost.

Just a handful of minutes later, Ivica Olic was the next to give the Augsburg goalkeeper just a routine save.

As the clock ticked down, Augsburg sat even deeper in their own half, clearly happy to get their first point of the season after two defeats.

And they were duly rewarded with a draw as Wolfsburg failed to find a way through the massed ranks of Augsburg shirts, lacking the invention to take more than a point away with them from Bavaria.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31