Borussia Dortmund's ambition to get themselves back on winning ways in Bundesliga got halted again as they were held into a goalless draw in the derby against Schalke.
Staging the tie in front of their home crowd at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund were eager to get all three points.
However, they were not having it easy as Thomas Tuchel's men struggling to break down their opponent's defense.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, both sides were trying to increase their attacking intensity, especially Dortmund.
Despite creating several good goal scoring opportunities, none of them were able to convert them into goals as that game eventually ended in a rather disappointing 0-0 draw.
Another disappointing result for Dortmund as their title challenge ambition got even tougher since they are not sitting fifth in the standings , eight points behind league leader, Bayern Munich.