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2020-21 German Bundesliga

Wolfsburg hold high-flying Augsburg to goalless stalemate

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Wolfsburg denied win vs. Augsburg by VAR (1:32)

Augsburg miss out on a chance to top the table after a 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (1:32)

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Bundesliga upstarts Augsburg were denied a third successive win at the start of the season after they were made to work hard for a 0-0 draw at struggling Wolfsburg on Sunday.

The result left Augsburg second in the standings on seven points from three games, behind leaders RB Leipzig on goal difference and ahead of third-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, who also have seven points.

Champions Bayern Munich, who are in the bottom half with three points from two games, are at home to Hertha Berlin later on Sunday.

Augsburg were on the back foot throughout and their goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz stood out with several superb saves, namely when he kept out sitters from Wolfsburg striker Wout Weighorst and winger Admir Mehmedi.

Croatian wing-back Josip Brekalo netted for Wolfsburg in the 26th minute but after a lengthy VAR check, the goal was disallowed as Weighorst was offside during the build-up.

Wolfsburg, who stayed 15th on three points after their third successive draw, laid siege to Augsburg's penalty area in the second half but the visitors held firm. (Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Edititng by Xxxxx;)

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +35 52
2 RB Leipzig 23 +23 50
3 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +18 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +14 42
5 Borussia Dortmund 23 +17 39
6 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +15 37
7 FC Union Berlin 23 +10 34
8 SC Freiburg 23 +2 34
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 +4 33
10 VfB Stuttgart 23 +8 32
11 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -3 27
12 Werder Bremen 22 -6 26
13 FC Augsburg 23 -12 26
14 FC Cologne 23 -20 21
15 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 22 -23 18
17 Mainz 23 -21 17
18 Schalke 04 23 -45 9