FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt ended Borussia Monchengladbach's four-match winning streak and held the third-place Bundesliga team to a 0-0 draw Friday.
Monchengladbach could be overtaken by Bayer Leverkusen when the 29th round is completed over the weekend.
A passionate performance by Frankfurt nearly produced a victory after three winless matches, but Nelson Valdez's header was saved in the first half and Stefan Aigner's effort sailed narrowly off the target in the second.
Monchengladbach nearly pulled off a win in the final seconds but Kevin Trapp parried a shot by Thorgan Hazard.
Monchengladbach stayed three points ahead of Leverkusen but could fall behind in their battle for a direct slot in the Champions League. Leverkusen plays Hannover on Saturday.
"We should have played faster," Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre said.
Eintracht is provisionally eighth.