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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4etFSAOX184 (Highlights of 1st half)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFvR0NVqi-8 (Highlights of 2nd half)