Aalen - VfR Aalen and SV Darmstadt 98 played out a 0-0 draw as Bundesliga 2 resumed following the winter break.

The more enterprising side throughout, Darmstadt began positively, and came close within the first ten minutes through Dominik Stroh-Engel and Aytac Sulu . Milan Ivana and Marcel Heller should have opened the scoring before the break, as struggling hosts Aalen were limited to shots from distance from Michael Klauß.

Klauß and new signing Orhan Ademi were prominently involved as Stefan Ruthenbeck's hosts emerged strongly after the restart, but Jerome Gondorf and Hanno Behrens had chances for the visitors nonetheless, and they reasserted their control as the half went on. Stroh-Engel and Heller almost ensured the three points went back to Darmstadt late on, but as it was, the 0-0 draw ensured it was 11 games unbeaten for Dirk Schuster's troops.

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