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Aug 31, 2014

SC Freiburg 0-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

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Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach were both left still waiting for their first win of the season after sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

The hosts had the best chance to take all three points, Admir Mehmedi missing a penalty just after the hour mark.

Freiburg created more chances overall, but were unable to take any as they picked up their first point of the season to move off the foot of the table.

Dani Schahin was handed a debut by Freiburg coach Christian Streich just a few days after his arrival from Mainz, and he was straight into the thick of the action, earning a yellow card after just 10 minutes.

The first shot on goal followed soon after with Granit Xhaka trying his luck from the edge of the penalty area, Roman Burki tipping his shot over the crossbar.

Shots from distance appeared to be the preference with Julian Schuster seeing his effort blocked and Christian Gunter shooting straight at Yann Sommer from the furthest distance yet.

The action only really approached either penalty area late on in the half when Gunter's cross looked to be heading for Schahin before Tony Jantschke's last-ditch intervention.

The game did not pick up much after the break, although Freiburg did seize the initiative with Mehmedi increasingly involved.

His cross was met on the volley by Jonathan Schmid, but his shot was pushed behind by Sommer.

Freiburg then wasted the best chance of the game when Jantschke fouled Maximillian Philipp inside the area.

Switzlerland international Mehmedi stepped up but sent the spot-kick over the crossbar.

Mehmedi missed again from 25 yards and it was clearly not his and Freiburg's afternoon as they had to settle for a goalless draw.

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