River Plate 1 - 1 Belgrano

Belgrano were just 11 minutes short of causing a major upset against River Plate in their last match. Although River Plata had suffered a string of bad results, they have players of inmense quality. Belgrano took to the pitch with a defensive formation with only one forward. During the first half, River controlled possession but lacked ideas to overcome the solid scheme devised by Primo. Gradually, Belgrano started to find spaces and twice were able to score in counterattacks. Lussenhoff handled the ball after a corner kick and the referee didn't think twice. Delgado (pictured), who is sort of a River nemesis, scored from the spot and Belgrano went ahead. River players and coach were jeered by their fans. The second half brought more of the same and when it seemed that River would have a hard time finding the equalizer, Caceres was sent-off (wrongly) and this forced Belgrano to hold with guts and spirit. Belgrano had three great opportunities to finish the match off but lacked the final touch. In the 36th minute, a defensive blip gave Fernandez the chance to get inside the box scoring from close range. After that, it was all River's who could have won it in the end but Montoya had some key saves. Belgrano felt a little disappointed right after the final whistle, but it is a very good result against a team who are always title candidates. The Best: The Belgrano fans, who travelled in hords to Nunez, with some reports stating the presence of 6.000 supporters. No doubt one of the best hinchadas of Argentine football.

Man of the match: Mario Bolatti
Attendance: 26.000


Bosterosoy said...

Chelo Delgado once again scoring against River Plate jejeje

Hope you keep up with the blog, though I know how hard it is