Belgrano 0 - Independiente 0

In a tightly contested match, El Pirata and El Diablo showed little ambition and ended in a goalless draw. Belgrano started well and soon created some half-chances but were unable to break Ustari's resistance. Independiente also saw a few chances go begging due to efficient action by Montoya. The first half ended 0-0 although it was highly emotive. The second half saw Belgrano's best scoring chance and it was woefully misjudged by Rios. Little else came after that and both teams seemed to settle for the draw. In the end, it was the result that best reflected the poor display by both teams. Undoubtedly, the presence of Marcelo "Chelo" Delgado in his official debut was the highlight for Belgrano and their fans. He played the whole match and looked the part, although he is capable of much more. On the bright side, Belgrano got a point against a difficult opposition, and it counts towards the main objective this season, to avoid relegation. There were some positive signs of associated team-play and good touches but much improvement is still needed in order to achieve a safe mid-table position.