Paulista and Corinthians have played out a drab 1-1 draw in their first game of the Campeonato Paulista season.
Corinthians scored the opener in the 59th minute when Chen Zhizhao drove to the byline and his squared cross was finished by Giovanni Piccolomo.
But Paulista salvaged a point for their fans after Joao Henrique rounded the keeper and found the net from a tight angle with 10 minutes to go.
Botafago got their campaign off to an ideal start as they won 2-0 against Oeste.
A 39th minute strike to Daniel Borges gave the home side the lead before Ze Antonio extended their advantage on 56 minutes. Palmeiras and Bragantino played out a 0-0 draw while Ponte Preta and Mogi Mirim also failed to find the net in a scoreless draw.