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Coface Arena (ATT 34,000) 14th December 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Schmidt

Mainz Mainz vs Borussia Monchengladbach M'gladbach

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Mainz and Gladbach draw

Last Updated: 14/12/13 5:32pm

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Mainz midfielder Nicolai Mueller in action

Mainz midfielder Nicolai Mueller in action

Borussia Monchengladbach's six-game winning streak was brought to an end by Mainz, who held Lucien Favre's men to a 0-0 draw at the Coface Arena on Saturday.

After a tense and tight first half, both sides let their hair down a little in the second half but all that was missing was a goal.

Gladbach had more drive going forward but they were unable to find a winner and also risked losing as Mainz threatened several times on the break, leaving both sides satisfied with a point.

Coaches Thomas Tuchel and Favre have both developed reputations for being tactically astute and it was no surprise that it was a tight game with very few openings.

Neither side wanted to reveal their cards, with chances therefore few and far between in the first half.

The few chances fell for the visitors, who showed a touch more confidence given their six-game winning streak, and a Juan Arango free-kick only just missed the target midway through the half.

Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting sent a shot over early in the second half as the game showed the first signs of opening up, and that proved to be the case as Gladbach went close through Julian Korb.

The visitors started to gamble more and they were nearly punished when Yunus Malli shot over, but the better chances fell for Gladbach with Max Kruse going closest of all, shooting over from Patrick Herrmann's pass 15 minutes from time.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 22 55
2 Wolfsburg 22 47
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 37
4 Schalke 22 35
5 FC Augsburg 22 35
6 Bayer Leverkusen 22 33
7 Hoffenheim 22 30
8 Werder Bremen 22 30
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 28
10 Hannover 96 22 26
11 Mainz 22 25
12 Borussia Dortmund 22 25
13 Cologne 22 25
14 Hamburg 22 24
15 SC Paderborn 07 22 23
16 SC Freiburg 22 22
17 Hertha Berlin 22 21
18 Stuttgart 22 18