The Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu ended in a 0-0 draw.
The Brazilians went into the encounter in Durban unbeaten from their first 20 league games while Usuthu were undoubtedly one of the in-form teams in the PSL.
Both teams were at each other’s throats from the word go, with AmaZulu showing Sundowns no respect.
However, goalscoring chances were far and between in the first half, with the only ‘real’ action being Benni McCarthy receiving a yellow card for venting at match officials from the touchline.
Sundowns had a penalty appeal turned down less than 10 minutes before the interval. And that’s all both teams could offer in the first 45 minutes as they went into the dressing rooms locked at 0-0.
It was end-to-end stuff at the start of the second half with both teams taking the game to each other.
AmaZulu came the closest to breaking the deadlock when they hit the upright midway through the second half.
Toward the end of the game, Benni McCarthy nearly got himself into trouble as he shoved Sundowns captain Mosa Lebusa on the touchline. And Steve Komphela had to step in and intervene.
And Benni McCarthy was fortunate NOT to get a red card for a second bookable offence.
In the end, both AmaZulu and Sundowns settled for a share of the spoils. And they remained where they were on the DStv Premiership log before the match.