FC Bayern Munchen striker Thomas Muller said that profligate finishing was to blame the Bavarians played out a goalless draw with Bayer Leverkusen at the Bay Arena.
Leverkusen were reduced to ten men following the 60th minute dismissal of defender Tin Jedvaj for his second yellow card, but still managed to hold on for the draw.
Muller missed several opportunities, but the German international said no one in particular was to blame.
"Our performance and attitude were good, but our use of the chances was fatal," said Muller.
"You can't win if you don't score. We had three, four, five clear-cut chances.”
"I had a really good opportunity myself but made the wrong decision, so we're annoyed at ourselves."
Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, was more circumspect when asked about the result.
"The team turned in a good display. We played with lots of intensity, we had lots of chances. But a draw like this just happens from time to time," Ancelotti said.
RB Leipzig closed to within eight points of Bayern at the top after thrashing SC Freiburg 4-0.