Rosario Central 1 - Belgrano 0

Belgrano got off to a bad start of the season by losing to Rosario Central by one goal to nil. Both teams looked rusty and the level of play was poor. Central started strong but it was soon clear that they lacked precision and team play. Belgrano were pretty much holding up and waiting. As a result of this, both teams created very few chances during the first half. The second half saw Belgrano start brightly controlling the ball and trying to involve the midfielders into the attack. Rios wasted the best chance after a fine play and there was little else from Belgrano. Rosario Central hustled their way into the Belgrano's half but were short of ideas. Only a mistake or a set play could alter the previsible draw. And it was a bit of both since Rosario Central got the lead after a well placed corner kick and a poor clearance by Peppino that left Ledesma time and space to head the ball into the net. After this, the match became even duller and Belgrano's desperate attempt to snatch a leveller all but failed. Despite the defeat, there were a few positives to take into the future as Belgrano tried to control and pass the ball, play wide open by the wings with Oyola and Donnet and never looked inferior to their much more experienced opponents.