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2.07.2006

Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin tied 0 - 0

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Michael Ballack performed good, but the hero was Oliver Kahn, who stopped hard shots by the fifth-placed club's Yildiray Basturk and Arne Friedrich. Bayern Munich couldn't break the deadlock and tied 0 - 0 with Hertha Berlin.

Bayern didn't have a good chance after the break in front of 74,000 at Berlin's Olympiastadion. A weak header by Paolo Guerrero was the side's first second-half attempt on goal.

"If we had any luck we would have got the three points," said Berlin coach Falko Goetz. "Of course they had an outstanding Ollie Kahn."

Bayern Munich took control of the match during the first 45 minutes, with Michael Ballack going close when he chested a pass, then volleyed over the crossbar. After the half, the squad came out flat.

"We certainly didn't have a good day. We weren't really concentrated," coach Felix Magath said. "We'll have to be satisfied with the draw."

The draw gave Werder Bremen, nine points back, and Hamburger SV, 10 behind, a hope to close the gap on the runaway leader if they can win on Wednesday.

In other games, FC Kaiserslautern and FC Cologne drew 2-2 in a battle of the bottom teams, while Dortmund beat Duisburg 2-0, and Mainz and Bielefeld finished 1-1.