Aalen -VfR Aalen and SV Sandhausen had to settle for a share of the spoils after a 0-0 draw in which neither side gave an inch.

During an intense first period of action, Marvin Knoll came closest to hitting the net for the visitors with a powerful strike from distance, but Robert Lechleiter proved a menace cutting in from Aalen's right flank and almost deciding the opening encounters.

Lechleiter continued to be involved as his side took control, restricting Sandhausen to half-chances, but not finding the breakthrough themselves. Benjamin Hübner and Marcel Reichwein came closest to finding what would have been the decider, but as it was Aalen rose to 10th - within a place of Sandhausen.

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