Stuttgart and Paderborn ended 2014 with goalless draw at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, leaving two points between the two sides heading into 2015.
Bayern Munich continued their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season with a 2-0 win over Freiburg on Tuesday night.
Stuttgart closed the gap on fellow strugglers Hamburg thanks to a 1-0 win at the HSV Arena on Tuesday night.
The Bundesliga's two most out-of-form teams played out a 1-1 draw as Stuttgart salvaged a point at Mainz.
Bayern Munich remain seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after a 1-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Schalke picked up their first away points under Roberto Di Matteo in style with a 4-0 win at Stuttgart.
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