Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows settled for a goalless draw in a league match which was played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
Gustavo Paez did his best to keep Nkanyiso Cele on his toes for the better part of the first half, but the Venezuelen striker couldn't find the target as the log leaders prevented him from scoring.
Midway through the second half, Paez had his attempt superbly saved by Nkosingiphile Gumede, who tipped the shot over the crossbar.
Siphiwe Tshabalala and Hendrick Ekstein had goalscoring chances to punish Arrows, but they both failed in the attempts to breach the Arrows back four.
Itumeleng Khune was a mere spectator in the first half as Arrows struggled to penetrate through the Amakhosi defence which was marshalled by Erick Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso, as Steve Komphela opted to drop Lorenzo Gordinho.
Lerato Lamola and Kudakwashe Mahachi put in solid performances and kept Amakhosi on the back foot for the better part of the first half, but they still couldn't beat Khune.
However, Khune had to make a save to deny Wayde Jooste in the closing stages of the opening half to sum up a dull first half period.
Neither side could find courage to score goals in the second half, and criticism would be on Chiefs for not using their home ground advantage to effect, especially as Arrows often took their foot off the pedal.
The match finished on a dramatic note as Khune injured himself after blocking substitute Knox Mutizwa's attempt toward the closing stages.
The 30-year-old had to be stretchered off the pitch, and Komphela would hope that it is not as serious as it initially looked.
Mind you, Chiefs have been missing a few of their regular stars through injury, and that last they need right now is for Khune to get injured.
Edmore Chirambadare took over from Khune, putting the gloves to try and rescue the situation.
Luckily enough, the Zimbabwean wasn't tested and Chiefs would consider themselves fortunate to walk away with a point which took them to nine after six league games.
Though they will need to improve against high-flying Baroka in their next league game.