Cologne - 1. FC Köln missed the chance to move six points clear of SpVgg Greuther Fürth at the top of Bundesliga 2 after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to VfR Aalen.

Andre Hainault almost gave the visitors a surprise lead half way through the first half, but his goal-bound header was palmed off the line by Timo Horn. Patrick Helmes spurned two good opportunities for the league leaders, who were unable to break down a resolute Aalen defence in the second 45 minutes at the RheinEnergieStadion. Köln move four points clear of second-placed Fürth, who had to settle for a 1-1 draw at strugglers Dynamo Dresden on Friday evening.

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