In what was an even, hard-fought yet remarkably fair encounter, Hannover had slightly more possession (54 percent) while Borussia Dortmund edged the chances (8-7). It was the first-ever goalless draw between the clubs in the Bundesliga.

First 0-0: No previous league match between the two clubs had ended goalless. The past three clashes in Hanover had produced 17 goals, equating to almost six per game on average.

Tireless: Marius Wolf made 116 "intensive sprints". He covered a total distance of 13.09 kilometres − a figure only surpassed by Hannover's Fossum (13.11 kilometres).

Fair play: Borussia Dortmund played a fair game and only committed five fouls. Hannover 96, meanwhile, more than doubled that at 11.

Run over: BVB had scored at least one goal on each of their previous 23 visits to Hanover and would have set a league record had they netted. It was the first time they have failed to score at H96 in a Bundesliga match since 1966.

Woodwork woes: Last season, BVB hit the woodwork more than any other team in the division (18). They did so on two occasions this evening.

Comeback: Julian Weigl made the squad for a competitive game for the first time this season. (br)