Olave securing the ball (Photo source: LMCBA)
Atletico Rafaela and Belgrano played an entertaining draw that was just about a fair reflection of the merits of both teams. Atletico Rafaela started in better form gaining the upper hand after just 7 minutes when Bazan Vera headed the ball into the net. With the lead, Rafaela got hold of the ball and were controlling the game. But Belgrano slowly started to get back into the game with link play between Suarez and Casado and they were slightly unfortunate to go into half-time the losing side. Belgrano took to the second half in full attacking fashion and they were boosted by the introduction of Arriola. But it was Casado once again that delivered a perfect cross for Bustos (his 9th goal in seven matches) who beat Pezutti with a beautifully placed header. Belgrano could have gone in front in the next 10 minutes where they controlled the ball and the game, but Pezutti responded well. Mario Gomez introduced two defensive changes -presumably due to exhaustion and injury- and decided to hold on. In effect, Belgrano held on tightly to the draw and were never seriously troubled by Rafaela. It was a good draw in a difficult ground that sees Belgrano edges ever closer to the promotion spots.
Goals: Bazan Vera (AR), Bustos (B)
Attendance: 6000 approx
PS. And it's another perfect prediction for El Bergantin Pirata!!!