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Bayern Munich draw Wolfsburg in Frauen Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Frauen stay unbeaten in the Frauen-Bundesliga with a hard fought 0-0 draw with league leader Wolfsburg.

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Heading into this game, only two of the twelve teams in the Frauen-Bundesliga were undefeated. Both Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg had spent the first six months of the season unbeaten and remained that way today. The two sides played to a 0-0 draw in front of over 2,000 people in Munich.

The last time the teams met, the game resulted in an early season draw that showed the league that Bayern was a force to be reckoned with. Bayern played with confidence and earned a hard fought point in a mostly defensive match.

This time around Bayern came out swinging with several good chances that gave the team a shot at going top of the league. A point is a point, and with the draw Bayern keeps a strong hold on second place in the league, which would qualify them for the Champions League.

When the game started, both teams struggled to get their passes going. Neither team was able to settle into a rhythm and the first ten minute saw a good number of turnovers. The first big chance for Bayern came in the 25th minute when Vanessa Bürki had a close range shot go just wide of the goal.

Just two minutes later, Bayern had their biggest chance of the game when Wolfsburg had a foul in the box and Bayern earned an indirect free kick. The Wolfsburg players vehemently argued the call, but the referee set up the play and Melanie Behringer lined up. Behringer's shot deflected off a Wolfsburg defender and was cleared.

Neither team had a chance that close for the rest of the half, and Bayern's closest chance came on a shot from Bürki that went well over the crossbar.

The second half saw both teams have their chances, but for much of the half neither team controlled the play. Eunice Beckmann came on in the 61st minute of the game and a tired Katie Stengel left the game in the 68th minute.

Late in the game, Wolfsburg threatened to break the deadlock with several close chances. With only a few minutes left, Wolfsburg moved the ball into the box and behind the Bayern defense. Wolfsburg's Martina Müller took a very close range shot on goal that Tinja-Riikka Korpela managed to block before the ball bounced off the crossbar and safely away from the goal. This was Wolfsburg biggest chance in the game, and with the miss the game ended in a 0-0 draw. As the referee blew their whistles, the record crowd went wild.

The 0-0 result keeps Bayern unbeaten on the season as well as keeping them in second place in the league. Bayern is still two points behind the league leader, but no longer has to face the defending league champion as well as FFC Frankfurt. With seven matches left in the season, Bayern has plenty of chances to make up the two points and possibly win the league.

Next up for Bayern Munich is a home match against Bayer Leverkusen next Sunday. The team will no doubt be hungry for three points in this match.

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