Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes that Borussia Dortmund have Roman Weidenfeller to thank for their point against his side at the Allianz Arena.
The hosts took the lead through Toni Kroos, but were soon pegged back by a dramatic Mario Gotze equaliser moments later as the champions sealed a draw.
"It was an intense contest between two teams playing modern football, with very smart tactics and good transitions from defence to attack," he told reporters after the match.
"We started very well and dominated the first 20 minutes, but we rather lost control of the game after that. After the break, we needed 15 minutes to recover our rhythm.
"We had the more clear-cut chances at the end, but Weidenfeller made some superb saves. I'm very satisfied with my team, especially after the extremely tough game in Freiburg on Wednesday."
Kroos, meanwhile, is disappointed with the draw as he is eager to avoid a repeat of last season's collapse which saw BVB claim the title against all odds.
"We have to live with the result, and we will. My goal was certainly important, but I’d have gladly exchanged it for a win," Kroos told reporters. "It was evenly-matched for a long time, but it was much more open at the end with the advantage to us.
"It just wasn’t quite enough. We need to concentrate and stay focused, because we were also significantly ahead last season - and we can’t have a repeat of what happened then!"