Cologne and Borussia Monchengladbach took a point each from the first Rhine area derby of the season with the game failing to live up to the pre-match expectations.
It was the game fans of both sides were looking forward to the most following Cologne's promotion back to the top flight, but the fear of losing outweighed the desire to win as a goalless draw was produced.
The hosts had the best chance of the game in the first half, but it was wasted by Pawel Olkowski.
Both sides at least could take heart...
Wolfsburg bounced straight back from their 4-1 European humbling at the hands of Everton on Thursday night by beating 10-man Bayer Leverkusen by the same score on Sunday.
Wolfsburg took early control of the match as Leverkusen defender Giulio Donati was sent off after just seven minutes for conceding a penalty, which Ricardo Rodriguez subsequently slotted home.
Despite that setback Leverkusen still managed to equalise through Josip Drmic, but Wolfsburg's numerical advantage eventually told and Vieirinha,...