Two stalemates in Bundesliga
The Bundesliga had witnessed a weighty 24 goals scored over the weekend's opening seven games, but Sunday saw the pay-off for that excitement in the form of two goalless draws.
Mainz and Hannover played out a 0-0 stalemate at the Coface Arena.
Hannover, who beat Schalke in the previous weekend's opening round of games, could have gone top of the table with another win and had the better openings. Hiroshi Kiyotake saw an attempt cleared off the line by Christoph Moritz in the second half.
Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach were both left still waiting for a first win of the season after sharing the spoils in their clash.
Hosts Freiburg had the best chance to take all three points, Admir Mehmedi missing a penalty just after the hour mark.
Bayer Leverkusen stand top after two full rounds of games, as the only side to have won both of their matches.