BERLIN, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 failed to reclaim first place in the Bundesliga when they were held to a goalless draw at Nuremberg on Sunday.
Kevin Kuranyi missed a glorious chance to put Schalke ahead in the 10th minute when he put a header wide from a few metres out and the visitors went on to miss several more opportunities.
Lincoln came on with 23 minutes to go but the Brazilian playmaker had little impact on a game that fizzled out.
Schalke are second in the table with 30 points from 15 matches, behind Werder Bremen on goal difference.
Werder, who beat Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Saturday, were the only top-four team to win at the weekend.
VfB Stuttgart are third on 28 points after their goalless draw at Mainz on Friday while Bayern Munich are fourth, a point further back, following their 1-1 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach.
In Sunday's other game, Eintracht Frankfurt won 3-2 at Alemannia Aachen thanks to a hat-trick from Japan striker Naohiro Takahara.
Frankfurt climbed to eighth on 20 points.