Leipzig miss chance to go top after being held by Cologne

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Bundesliga - RB Leipzig v FC Cologne

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - RB Leipzig missed the chance to go top of the Bundesliga as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Cologne on Saturday.

Leipzig are level on 28 points with second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, who were beaten 2-1 by leaders Bayern Munich. Bayern top the standings with 30 points from 13 games.

Leipzig struggled to break down Cologne in the first half, with Manchester City loanee Angelino going closest to scoring as his goal-bound effort was deflected over midway through the opening period.

After the break, Leipzig stepped up the pressure with Kevin Kampl blazing a golden opportunity over the crossbar in the 65th minute, but the hosts could not make their dominance count.

Cologne stay 15th with 11 points, just above the relegation zone.

"We have high standards for our club and each player here sets high standards for ourselves," Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams said.

"Today wasn’t good enough for our standards and now we have to focus on the next match."

(Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Toby Davis and Pritha Sarkar)