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)