Both sides endured a frustrating evening in front of goal, with the 0-0 draw leaving MSV Duisburg rooted to the foot of the table, one place and five points worse off than SC Paderborn 07.
Red card: Narey (58')
Suleyman Koc was at the centre of most of Paderborn's attacking actions in the first half, and he could have had a brace in the opening 45 minutes but saw a pair of shots saved by Michael Ratajczak. Duisburg's best chance fell to Steffen Bohl, but he headed straight into the hands of Daniel Heuer with the goal at his mercy.
The hosts had Khaled Narey sent off within the hour for a second bookable offence, though they created more chances after going a man down. Moritz Stoppelkamp ended the encounter with a game-high five shots to his name, but none of them got past Ratajczak and it ended 0-0.