Belgrano facing uphill relegation battle

With 5 fixtures into the Clausura 2007, it is clear that the relegation battle is shaping up to be fiercely contested. True, Belgrano have not performed well by any standards and the team still have time to turn things around. But other relegation candidates are obtaining wins and this adds to the pressure. Both Argentinos Juniors and Godoy Cruz have got 9 points out of 15 and they have certainly leapfrogged other teams in the dreaded relegation table. With Quilmes almost condemned to playing next season in the Nacional B, there is still to be be decided who will join them and which two teams will have to play two qualification legs. Belgrano and Nueva Chicago have been disappointing so far but they have potential to avoid relegation. They need to start racking up the points sooner rather than later though. While other teams -think Colon, Newells and Gimnasia de Jujuy- may be drawn into this relegation battle, they will not have to worry unless Godoy Cruz, Belgrano and Nueva Chicago produce all very good campaigns. In this context, the next two matches are absolutely crucial for Belgrano. We host Godoy Cruz at the Gigante de Alberdi next sunday and then travel to Mataderos to face Nueva Chicago. Much of our chances to stay in the top division of Argentine football will be decided in these two matches.