Belgrano 3 - 0 Velez Sarfield

Velez Sarfield were soundly beaten by Belgrano last Sunday. The first 20 minutes of the match were completely dominated by Belgrano producing no less than 4 clear scoring chances. One of these was taken by Oyola who took advantage of a poor clearance and put Belgrano ahead with a neat half-volley. Velez controlled the ball for the rest of the half but were unable to create many clear chances. Montoya was excellent denying Mauro Zarate in the only real chance for Velez. In the second half, Belgrano opted for a counter-attacking style which suited them. Velez got hold of the ball but were passing it around ineffectively. Another mistake by Velez gifted the ball to Oyola who made a perfect cross headed into the net by 18-year old Suarez. Soon after, Delgado headed the counterattack for Belgrano and when it seemed that the ball was being cleared, he made a superb tackle stealing the ball from the defender and giving the assist to Porcari who neatly pushed the ball into the net. It was 3-0. By that time, Velez had already given up and Belgrano were just passing the ball around waiting for the final whistle. It was a very good victory against a good team, with passages of good play, and a much-needed stimulus for the players who now travel to face River Plate.

Man of the match: Matias Oyola
Attendance: 27.000