Instituto 1 - 3 Belgrano

Belgrano produced a solid and efficient display emerging victorious in the derby against Instituto. The albirrojos started better holding the ball and pushing towards the goal but Belgrano held their nerve. While Instituto had some half-chances Belgrano waited patiently for the counter-attack. The first goal came courtesy of a fantastic play by Matias Suarez dribling past two defenders and nutmegging the goalkeeper. What a player! It was 1-0, and in truth, it wasn't fair. Instituto came at us looking for the equalizer and they were lucky to get it after a confusing situation. Saad pipped Olave to the ball and scored. Belgrano didn't panic and regained calm starting to control the ball. In the 40th minute, Casado took the ball and carried it for 60 meters in a dazzling play that saw him one-on-one against the Instituto keeper. He slotted the ball in and gave Belgrano the half-way lead. The second-half started with Instituto were desperately looking for an equalizer but Belgrano were very solid at the back. The denied the Instituto forwards time and again. A key moment was when Lima was shown a straight red card. With the extra man, Belgrano passed the ball around and waited to launch the counter-attack. One such break saw Suarez drop into the box and scoring the third with a low shot. It was game over. Instituto kept on trying but Belgrano hanged on well. In the end, Belgrano got a deserved victory against one of their rivals. As a a sidenote, the sight of empty stands on the visitors side is a painful one to watch. This was due to the prohibition on away fans to attend the match. Shame on you AFA guys, you're killing the football folklore.