Leaders Bayern Munich have been held by Leipzig as the Bundesliga return after a 68-day break mid-season.
Serge Gnabry hit the post and Leon Goretzka was disallowed a goal for offside in the build-up.
Bayern scored the first Bundesliga goal since the World Cup when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting swept past Gnabry’s cross from close range.
But third-placed Leipzig saved a point when Marcel Halstenberg pushed in from Dominik Szoboszlai’s header.
Thomas Muller nearly won the game for champions Bayern – who had won their previous 10 games – in added time but drove just wide from 20 yards.
They lead Freiburg by five points at the top of the championship. Leipzig is one point further behind.
The Bundesliga, which disbanded on November 13, is the last of Europe’s major leagues to return after the World Cup.
Veteran goalkeeper Yann Sommer made his Bayern Munich debut after his £8.3million transfer from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Bayern first-choice Manuel Neuer is out for the rest of the season after breaking his leg skiing following Germany’s early World Cup exit.