The woodwork helped Nigerian club Enugu Rangers preserve the last unbeaten record in the CAF Confederation Cup as they drew 1-1 with CS Sfaxien in Tunisia on Wednesday.
Under fierce stoppage-time pressure in Mediterranean city Sfax, Enugu conceded two corners and a Hani Amamou shot rebounded off the crossbar after the second.
Almost immediately, Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu made a great reflex save from Ali Marzouki as the hosts chased maximum points in the Group C top-of-the-table matchday 2 showdown.
Stalemate in the major matchday 2 attraction in the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League left the top of the table unchanged.
Enugu and Sfaxien have four points each with the Nigerians first on goal difference. Rivals Etoile Sahel of Tunisia and Salitas of Burkina Faso have one point each.
Sfaxien have won the Confederation Cup a record three times while the lone African success of Enugu came in the now defunct African Cup Winners Cup 42 years ago.
Salitas, who stunned 2018 semi-finalists Al Masry of Egypt in a qualifier, could only draw 0-0 at home to Etoile, who appear the only serious threat to Enugu and Sfaxien.
Group winners and runners-up after six matchdays advance to the quarter-finals of the secondary African club competition with a $1.25 million (1.1 mn euro) first prize.
Renaissance Berkane went top of Group A with a come-from-behind 2-1 home victory over fellow Moroccans Hassania Agadir in the northeast of the kingdom.
Off-form trophy-holders Raja Casablanca of Morocco were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw in Rabat by Congo Brazzaville visitors AS Otoho Oyo.
Berkane have four points, six-time CAF title winners Raja and Otoho two each and Agadir one in a section hard to call after just two rounds.
Another unexpected stalemate came near ancient Egyptian city Alexandria as Algerian visitors NA Hussein Dey snatched a dramatic 1-1 draw against hosts Zamalek in Group D.
Taking a point from Egypt lifted Hussein to the top of the table with four points, one more than Petro Atletico of Angola and Gor Mahia of Kenya.
Petro dominated Gor more in Luanda than the 2-1 scoreline in favour of the Angolans suggests with ‘Manguxi’ scoring his first goal of the CAF season and Brazilian Tony his third.