Cottbus - Bottom club Energie Cottbus were unable to make up any ground on 16th-placed Dynamo Dresden as the two strugglers played out a goalless draw on Friday evening.

The match had been billed as potentially decisive in determining the fates of both clubs, meaning grit and determination were the primary ingredients of a fiesty opening half. Chances were limited to set-pieces, but the visitors should have taken the lead when Thorsten Schulz was felled in the box. However, Idir Ouali's effort from the ensuing penalty was tame and Cottbus keeper Rene Renno saved easily. The game became increasingly frantic as the final whistle approached, with each side desperately, and ultimately unsuccessfully, searching for a winner.

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