Last-placed Karlsruhe once again failed to score as they played out a stalemate against Borussia Monchengladbach, who earned an important point in the fight against relegation.
Roberto Colautti for Gladbach and Sebastian Freis for Karlsruhe struck the bar in the first half, but that was as close as either side came to breaking the deadlock.
Karlsruhe have not found the back of the net in the last seven games and are bottom of the Bundesliga with 18 points - six from safety.
With his team struggling to score, Karlsruhe coach Edmund Becker tried to kickstart his attack by playing two strikers from the start, Freis and Edmond Kapllani.
Both teams clearly felt the pressure of the relegation battle in the first half-hour, with few dangerous attempts for either side.
Gladbach nearly went ahead in the 36th minute. Karim Matmour headed to Colautti, whose header beat Karlsruhe keeper Markus Miller but struck the crossbar.
Karlsruhe matched that five minutes later. Andreas Gorlitz circled a ball into the area and Freis unleashed a blast from nine yards but struck only the bar.
The hosts were again close in the 63rd minute. Antonio da Silva sent a dangerous corner into the box where Gladbach's Roel Brouwers cleared with his knee, putting the ball just past his own goal.
And Karlsruhe once again had to watch as a fine chance went begging with 12 minutes remaining. Lars Stindl found the hole in the Gladbach backline and passed to Mahir Saglik, who struck just wide from 15 yards.