Supporters returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since coronavirus restrictions began in March but none of them saw their teams win opening games of the new season on Saturday.
No away fans were allowed across the league as strict measures against the coronavirus remained in place.
It meant Arminia Bielefeld faced 6,500 Eintracht Frankfurt supporters as it held on for a 1-1 draw on its return to the top tier in Germany after an 11-year absence. Midfielder Cebio Soukou scored for Bielefeld in the 51st minute, before Andr Silva equalized in the 62nd.
Some 8,000 fans were allowed to watch promoted Stuttgarts return against Freiburg, only for the team to lose 3-2 despite a late fightback.
Union Berlin lost 3-1 at home to Augsburg, Cologne was beaten 3-2 at home by Hoffenheim, and Hertha Berlin coasted to a 4-1 win at Werder Bremen.
Plans to have fans at Colognes game against Hoffenheim were shelved due to a rise in coronavirus infections locally.
Former Union goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz helped Augsburg win in front of 5,000 fans in Kpenick with a brilliant reflex save to deny Cedric Teuchert a late equalizer before Andr Hahn sealed the visitors win.
Gikiewicz had received a warm reception before kickoff. The fans then cheered their new goalkeeper, Andreas Luthe, who made the switch in the opposite direction.
Ruben Vargas scored with Augsburg's first chance in the 41st.
Former Germany striker Max Kruse came on in the 71st for his Union debut, but it was another forward, Marius Blter, who finally equalized in the 74th, finishing off a low cross from Christopher Lenz.
Blter almost set up another, minutes later, then won a corner as the home side pushed for more.
But Michael Gregoritsch scored against the run of play for Augsburg in the 82nd, and Gikiewiczs brilliant save denied his former team.
Borussia Dortmund hosts Borussia Mnchengladbach later Saturday.
Eight-time defending champion Bayern Munich got the league underway with an 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday without fans.