Barnsley came from behind to draw 1-1 at Cardiff City in their first game of the new Championship season.
Toby Sibbick netted his first Reds goal after the hosts had taken the lead early in the first half.
It was an even game overall, with both sides having goals ruled out for offside and missing several chances.
Markus Schopp used the 3-4-3 formation he had employed all pre-season, selecting Ben Williams as left wing-back which meant he made his first appearance in 400 days after missing all of last season due to injury.
Jordan Williams was on the bench after returning from a knock while Herbie Kane was not deemed matchfit like new signings Devante Cole, Obbi Oulare and Aaron Leya Iseka.
It was the second successive opening day in which Barnsley did not start a single debutant, although Liam Kitching did make his full debut while Michal Helik and Dominik Frieser made their 50th appearances.
The Reds passed the ball around at the back far more than last season, with goalkeeper Brad Collins turning an attacker in his box at one point, but also sometimes used Valerien Ismael's tactic of playing fast and long balls forward on the attack.
Carlton Morris fired over from 16 yards out in the eighth minute after skilfully turning a defender, then Cardiff's James Collins' soft effort was easily caught by Brad Collins.
Leandro Bacuna should have put the hosts in front in the 17th minute but fired over eight yards out after meeting a Ryan Giles cross from the left.
Morris fired over the bar again from the edge of the box, with a difficult volley after Cauley Woodrow had headed down a ball by Romal Palmer.
The hosts then put the ball in the back of the net but the linesman's flag was up to deny James Collins who headed in on the line after Curtis Nelson nodded a left-wing free-kick back across goal.
Barnsley almost took the lead in the 30th minute when Morris exchanged passes with Palmer then slipped in Woodrow who skipped past a defender in the box before his 12-yard shot from an angle on the right was clawed out of the bottom left corner by Dillon Phillips.
The Reds then had four corners in about two minutes, taken by Woodrow and Callum Styles, but Cardiff scrambled them all away with Callum Brittain's follow-up shot from the first deflected over.
James Collins beat the offside trap on Barnsley's right and a low cross found Joel Bagan who looked certain to tap in from four yards but Helik made a sensational late tackle. James Collins had another long-range shot easily saved by his namesake.
Marlon Pack headed straight at Collins at the back post from a Ryan Giles corner in first half injury-time.
In the second half, Bacuna shot tamely at Collins then he fired wide in the six-yard box for the second time after meeting a Giles cross with the goal again gaping.
Barnsley had a goal ruled out in the 51st minute as, after clever passes by Woodrow then Morris, Frieser was clean through on goal and beat Phillips only for the flag to go up. The Austrian looked to be level with the last defender.
Seconds later the hosts took the lead as Pack headed in from Giles' left-wing corner.
Woodrow then saw a 25-yard shot easily saved by Phillips before Aden Flint should have made it 2-0 when he headed Giles' left-wing free-kick straight at Collins from six yards out.
The equaliser came in the 69th minute when Sibbick latched on to a superb cross field pass by debutant Josh Benson and drove into the box before his 15-yard shot found the bottom left corner.
Benson had come on for his debut and Jasper Moon was brought on alongside him in the centre, with Styles moving to the left as Williams was brought off. Clarke Oduor replaced Frieser for his first appearance of 2021.
Morris fired over from the right of the box after a fine run, but there was very little action in the final 20 minutes.
Cardiff (3-4-3): Phillips; McGuinness, Flint, Nelson; Ng, Pack, Ralls (Wintle 65mins), Bagan; Bacuna (Moore 75), Collins (Harris 87), Giles. Subs: Smithies, Morrison, Bowen, Colwill. Goals: Pack 52.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Sibbick, Helik, Kitching; Brittain, Palmer (Benson 63mins), Styles, B Williams (Moon 76); Frieser (Oduor 71), Woodrow, Morris.
Subs: Walton, J Williams, Halme, Thompson