The Brazilians now have 47 points and are still six points clear of AmaZulu who have played 23 matches.
The top of the table clash between the two teams was expected to be a mouth-watering affair.
This follows their match in the first round in November when they produced a seven-goal thriller, when the Brazilians winning 4-3. Benni MacCarthy’s men were not afraid to take on the Sundowns defence.
Usuthu won a free-kick but nothing came of it. The reigning PSL Footballer of the Year, Themba Zwane, was also eager to show his class in the match. The only way for AmaZulu to stop him was to concede a foul.
The visitors were gaining momentum, but Veli Mothwa was having none of it between the sticks, to the frustration of coach Manqoba Mngqithi. At halftime it was still goalless. Early in the second half, AmaZulu took the game to Sundowns.
AmaZulu were literally camping in Sundowns’ half, only to be denied by the brilliance of Denis Onyango in goals. From there on, it became an end-to-end battle as the Brazilians also pushed bodies forward. Zwane was denied by Mothwa following a counter attack.
At the final whistle, the two coaches did not seem too pleased with the stalemate as the status quo remains at the top of the log.
Another match, between Black Leopards and Stellenbosch FC, also ended in a goalless draw in Thohoyandou.