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Heidenheim hold Bochum to scoreless draw

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Heidenheim continued their solid home form in their debut first division season, holding Bochum to a scoreless draw on Sunday.

Tim Kleindienst had a late chance to win it for the home side when he pounced on a poor back pass from Erhan Masovic, but he blasted his shot over the bar.

Heidenheim coach Frank Schmidt, who has been in charge of the club for a German-record 15 years, said the draw was "justified".

"It was a war of attrition and both teams defended well."

Heidenheim, officially the smallest club in Germany's top division, have now won three and drawn one of their six home games this season.

Fielding mainly youngsters and Bundesliga journeymen, Heidenheim have run ten kilometres more than any other first division team this campaign.

The draw leaves them one point and one place ahead of Bochum in 13th after 12 games.

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