Match Day - Fixture 13

After the disappointing performance against Argentinos Jrs., Belgrano have a great opportunity to redeem themselves when they host Arsenal de Sarandi. Belgrano are currently in a two match losing streak but they are still in a good position in both the League and Relegation tables. Arsenal have been the surprise package of the season and may even end up challenging for the title. Both teams come from previous defeats in their last games. Match prediction: 2-2.

Belgrano news: Some changes were expected after the previous defeat. The manager replaces the current 4-4-2 for 4-3-1-2 and two up-and-coming players get their place into the team. Paolo Frangipane, replacing Raul Gordillo, will be the man in charge of creating play in the midfield and Andres "Pollo" Soriano will replace Mariano Campodonico upfront.

Arsenal news: Ruiz replaces the injured Grabriel Loeschbor and other changes are likely due to player exhaustion.

Head-to-head: The teams have never faced each other in official tournaments.

Date and venue: Sunday 29th October. Kick-off: 16.00. Stadium: Olimpico de Cordoba.

Argentinos Jrs 2 - Belgrano 1

It was the second straight defeat for Belgrano and this one hurt. It was going to be a difficult match but Belgrano made it more difficult for themselves. In what was one of the hottest days of the season, both teams started slow without creating many chances. It was obvious that the extreme heat was affecting the players and although Argentinos Jrs. had the better chances in the half both keepers made good saves to keep the score level. It seemed that the match was headed for boring draw when Argentinos Jrs. suddenly broke the deadlock with two goals in the space of two minutes shortly after the break. First, Leonel Nuñez received after a poor clearance and slammed the ball into the net with a powerful shot. One minute later, Sebastian Carrera benefited from sloppy defending after a fast break and coolly slotted the ball past Montoya. It was now a very difficult task for Belgrano who introduced changes to try to pull the two goals back. Paolo Frangipane scored a wonderful goal from long range and from then on it was an open match with Belgrano trying to find the leveller and Argentinos Jrs. looking for the killer blow. Belgrano had two very good chances to score but they were neutralized by the Argentinos Jrs. keeper. Belgrano didn't have a good game and although they are still in a safe mid-table position, there is a growing concern over the poor play of the team. We hope all these concerns are washed away when we face Arsenal de Sarandi at the Olimpico de Cordoba. Belgrano supporters were again to be applauded with more than 1000 fans travelling all the way to Buenos Aires and creating the usual feisty atmosphere in the terraces.

Goals: 46' Leonel Nuñez (ARG), 48' Sebastian Carrera (ARG), 61' Paolo Frangipane (BEL)

Man of the match (MOTM): Franco Niell (ARG)

Match Day - Fixture 12

Belgrano travel to Buenos Aires to face Argentinos Juniors. "El Pirata" will try to recover from defeat in the last game against Racing Club and the best way to do this is to get a win against a direct rival in the relegation battle. "El Bicho" will try to get a much-needed win after a sucession of bad results. Continue reading...Belgrano are currently performing quite well in away games so we hope this will continue. Match Prediction: 2-1 to Belgrano.

Belgrano news: Serrizuela is out injured. The manager Mario Griguol has not yet decided who will replace him (Turus or Mansanelli appear the most likely).

Argentinos news: De Muner (out, suspension) will be replaced by Barzola. Quinteros is back into the squad after three weeks.

Head-to-head: Played 27 times. Belgrano: 12 wins, 8 draws and 7 defeats. Goals: 35 (GF), 28 (GA).

Date and venue: Sunday 22nd October. Kick-off: 16.00. Stadium: Argentinos Juniors, Paternal.

Belgrano 0 - Racing Club 1

Well, our unbeaten run at home is over. Belgrano lost a game they had for the taking. The first half had relatively few chances for each side. Racing had more of the ball while Belgrano were trying to get going. It seemed as if the teams were heading level to the interval but an amazing goal scored by Moralez changed the game. Moralez was a constant threat to our defenders and midway through the half dribbled past two players and scored a screamer from outside the box. Belgrano suffered a blow and it took a few minutes for them to bounce back. After half-time, Racing had a very good opportunity to finish off the match but German Montoya produced a brilliant save. After that incident, everything was for Belgrano. Supported by a solid defense, the midfield started pushing forward and creating some good plays. Arriola, Gigli, Soriano and others were agonizingly close but the goalkeeper and the posts denied the deserved leveller time and again. It seemed as if wasn't going to be our night. Belgrano fought until the last second but were unable to find the net. The match was followed by a rapturous crowd at the Olimpico de Cordoba.

Goals: 18 ' Maximiliano Moralez (RAC)

Man of the match (MOTM): Gustavo Campagnuolo (RAC)

Match Day

Belgrano host Racing Club at the Olimpico de Cordoba. Both teams are enjoying good runs and it is expected to be an entertaining match. Racing need the win if they are to close the gap on the leaders while Belgrano need to keep getting vital points if they are to stay clear of the drop zone. As always, a large crowd is expected. Match Prediction: 1-1.

Newells 0 - Belgrano 1

Great away win for Belgrano! The manager had a plan in their visit to Rosario against Newells Old Boys: to steal a win. And they did just that. Newells dominated the match from start to finish, they had the control of the ball, they created the chances, and they deserved to win the match. But Belgrano profited from the only chance they had in the first half and they were 1-0 up by halftime. The second time saw a determined Newells side and a fierce resistance by Belgrano. In the end, Belgrano were able to deny Newellsl and got a very important win in a difficult stadium. There were some clashes between the supporters and the police were very harsh in dealing with the incidents.

Goals: 44' Franco Peppino (BEL)

Man of the match (MOTM): Franco Peppino (BEL)

Match day

Belgrano travel to Rosario to play against Newells Old Boys. We have had some good results at their stadium in the past and we all hope we can get a good result. The match will be played next Sunday at 16.00 in Rosario. Large crowds are expected to travel to Rosario to support the team. Newells will miss three of their more important players who are away on international duty. Belgrano make three changes and see Andres Yllana make his debut for the team. Match Prediction: 2 - 0 to Belgrano.

Belgrano 1 - River Plate 1

Well, it was a very tough match for Belgrano. River Plate have tremendous quality in their squad and they showed some glipses of it through the match. The first half was almost completely dominated by River Plate creating good scoring opportunities. River found the opening goal through Gallardo who coolly executed from the spot. Things were from bad to worse for Belgrano after JJ Serrizuela was sent off after a late tackle. River had many chances to put the match away but they missed too many chances and faced an inspired Belgrano's keeper, German Montoya. The opening of the second half saw a similar story with River trying to get that second goal and Belgrano struggling to match its rival. Belgrano fought its way back in to the match with a spirited and combative display supported by a feisty crowd. It was Arriola who scored a nice goal in the dying minutes of the game and made the crowd go nuts. Belgrano had levelled the match with 10 men and with just few minutes left. There were a few more chances for both sides but no team was able to snatch a winning goal. In the end, Belgrano didn't play a great match. But we were able to get a good draw because Belgrano is like that: we fought until the last minute and supported the team all along. Photo source: La Voz del Interior

Goals: 25' Marcelo Gallardo (RIV), 86' Ezequiel Arriola (BEL)

Man of the match (MOTM): German Montoya (BEL) (Highlights of 1st half) (Highlights of 2nd half)