Estudiantes got their potential title push off to a less than optimal start on Saturday evening, as they gave up a 1-0 lead and dropped points. They will presumably look better when they're able to play Enzo Perez, who was not registered in time for their first match, but they won't be thrilled to start with a home draw. Elsewhere, All Boys grabbed a decent road point and San Martin got off to a good start.
Estudiantes La Plata 1-1 Newell's Old Boys
Newell's and Estudiantes both struggled last tournament and played below their talent level, Estudiantes much more so. To fix their woes, Newell's hired former Paraguay manager Gerardo Martino in the offseason, and he started the season with a result reminiscent of his time with Paraguay. Estudiantes looked the slightly better side, but Newell's defended well and gritted out a draw. Mauro Boselli scored from the spot for Estudiantes in the first half and Maximiliano Urruti scored the Newell's equalizer.
Belgrano de Cordoba 0-0 All Boys
All Boys will eventually need wins to play themselves out of the relegation playoff places, but they'll be happy with a road point against Belgrano. The home side was slightly better and created a higher volume of chances, but the game didn't have much in the way of clear-cut chances and a 0-0 draw was a fair result.
San Martin de San Juan 1-0 Independiente
Two mid-table teams from the last tournament and likely mid-table teams from this tournament played to a fairly predictable result, with the home side grabbing a one-goal win in a tight match. Gastón Caprari scored the game's only goal, assisted by Federico Poggi. In stoppage time, Independiente's Matias De Federico picked up a second yellow card and was sent off.