Without rhythm or imagination, Bayern Munich (1st) drew 1-1 in their stadium against Werder Bremen, a team that travels through the middle of the table (9th), an opportunity that Leipzig (3rd) did not take advantage of when they tied also, 1-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt (11th).
Frenchman Kingsley Coman (minute 62) equaled the opening of the score for Werder Bremen by Maximilian Eggenstein (45).
The current European kings owe their point to Captain Manuel Neuer, the protagonist of three spectacular saves (two in 16 and one in 88).
Bayern have 19 points, two more than Leipzig and four ahead of Dortmund (15).
The yellows will travel to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin to challenge Hertha (13th).
Leipzig wasted the option to be colíder by equalizing in Frankfurt, three days after his trip to Paris to play in the Champions League.
Yussuf Poulsen scored the Leipzig goal in the 57th minute, responding to Aymen Barkok's goal before the break (43).
Bayer Leverkusen, which is fighting for the Champions League places (top-4), was provisionally placed as second in 18 points, thanks to a 2-1 victory on the court of promoting Arminia Bielefeld (15th).
Eighth, Stuttgart drew 3-3 on the Hoffenheim court (12th) with a goal from Nicolás González on 18. But the Argentine international had to retire injured in 32.