Hen Ezra came the closest to breaking the deadlock in a bad-tempered Europa League Group L match in Israel which saw six players booked.
German referee Felix Zwayer tried to let a game littered with fouls flow but eventually lost his patience in a 0-0 draw between Maccabi Haifa and PAOK.
Ezra had the best effort but his shot from distance hit the post halfway through the second half.
Maccabi's Dino Ndlovu had the first chance but shot wide of goal after two minutes.
A succession of free-kicks followed as both sides tried to control what was turning out to be a committed game.
But in a first half where opportunities were at a premium, the first real action came in the 25th minute when a succession of fouls finally led to Maccabi's Ezra being booked by Zwayer.
Five minutes later his Maccabi team-mate Ran Abukarat was also booked after his foul on PAOK's Sotiris Ninis.
Two minutes later Shoval Gozlan became the third player to be booked for the Israeli team when he was cautioned for a foul on Giorgos Katsikas.
But Katsikas was also booked only a minute later when he fouled Ndlovu.
In first half stoppage time PAOK finally had an effort on target but a shot from Miroslav Stoch was saved by Bojan Saranov in the home side's goal.
Saranov was called into action eight minutes into the second half when he saved a shot from Costin Lazar.
Eyal Meshumar had a shot blocked as Maccabi also failed to break the deadlock.
Maccabi substitute Shimon Abuhazira had a shot but his effort could not beat PAOK keeper Sanz Jacobo who made a save.
The home side's Ezra went closest to opening the scoring when his shot from 25 yards hit the post after 67 minutes.
PAOK became frustrated in the closing minutes as both Dorvalino Lino and Giannis Skondras were cautioned.