Jadon Sancho became the first English player to start for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga but was unable to help them to victory.
The England U19 international, who won the World Cup with his country’s U17s last year, had featured twice in the Bundesliga already this season as a substitute – including against champions Bayern Munich.
But he was trusted to fill the gap left by injured Christian Pusilic from the off against Wolfsburg and, although the game finished goalless, he saw a second-half effort come back off the post.
The point leaves fourth-placed Dortmund 15 points behind leaders Bayern.
The day’s other game delivered drama as Simon Terodde scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give Cologne a 2-1 win over local rivals Borussia Monchengladbach.
In his first appearance since returning to the club after a six-year absence, Terodde crashed home the winner with the last kick of the match to give his side only their second league victory of the season.
Frederik Sorensen had given the home side a shock 34th-minute lead before Raffael equalised in the 69th minute for the visitors, who still hold out hope of qualifying for the Champions League.
Cologne’s win gives them a ray of hope in their unlikely battle for survival, lifting them to within six points of second-bottom Hamburg and a further point away from Werder Bremen in the current play-off position.