The teams were evenly matched (Photo source: LMCBA)
Belgrano squandered a golden chance to climb up to second in the table after a 1-1 draw with Union de Santa Fe. The home team weren't at their best and despite starting the match in vigorous form, it soon became clear that it was going to be another difficult afternoon. But they went ahead following a pin-point corner kick headed into the net by Luciano Lollo (his first ever goal for Belgrano). But instead of keep pushing for a vital second goal, Belgrano decided to sit back and let Union control posession. It soon proved to be the wrong choice as the link-up between Torres and Zarate started to create gaps in the Belgrano defense. Union were deserving of an equalizer and it arrived after a corner kick that Zarate volleyed past Olave. Union were happy to end the half with a draw and Belgrano were bereft of ideas to create chances. Arriola replaced the ineffectual Aldecoa but nothing really changed as Belgrano lacked a clear gameplan and were only kicking the ball upwards. With Suarez and Casado uninspired, there was little hope for a Belgrano win. Torres' dismissal gave Belgrano numerical advantage, but the home team were unable to take advantage of this. In fact, it was Union who were closer to run away with the win. Overall, the draw was a fair reflection of a hotly contested match between two seasoned teams that will surely be among those fighting for a promotion spot by the end of the season.
Goals: Lollo (B), Zarate (U)
Sent-off: Torres (U)