SuperSport United were held to a goalless draw by 10-man TS Galaxy in a DStv Premiership match played at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Friday.
It was a disappointing performance at home from Matsatsantsa as they lacked attacking impetus in the final third against a team that had Sphiwe Mahlangu sent off in the second half.
It was Galaxy that started the match on the front foot as Owen Da Gama's charges took the game to their hosts.
Marks Munyai was having good influence on the right-wing for the visitors and he tested Ronwen Williams with a long-range effort in the 15th minute.
Munyai then crossed a teasing ball into the penalty that Mxolisi Macuphu should have buried but the forward took his eye off the ball and completely missed the header.
Williams again came to his side's rescue, twice denying Khayelihle Shozi within the space of four minutes as Galaxy were knocking on the door for the opening goal.
Matsatsantsa were certainly better in the early stages of the second half and came close to breaking deadlock when Sipho Mbule struck a free kick just wide of goal.
The game however failed to provide any real dramas until the 77th minute when substitute Mahlangu was shown a straight red card by referee Victor Hlungwani for a dangerous tackle on Mbule in the middle of park.
SuperSport, however, couldn't take advantage of their extra man and the clash eventually petered out to a goalless stalemate.
The result sees Matsatsantsa move to within two points of league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, but they have now played four more matches than their Tshwane rivals.
The point keeps Galaxy in eighth position on the table as they continue to impress in their first season in South Africa's top-flight.