C.A.I. 1 - 1 Belgrano

Casado chasing the ball (Photo source: LMCBA)

Although the C.A.I. dictated play for most of the match, Belgrano grabbed a late equalizer to keep their promotion hopes intact and climbed to third in the table. The C.A.I. started better controlling posession and Belgrano decided to sit back and launch the occasional break. But although the C.A.I. had the monopoly of the ball, both teams had scoring chances during the first half. Casado and Suarez came close to scoring for Belgrano while Rivadeneira and Jara threatened the Belgrano goal. The first half ended with Belgrano having to withstand heavy pressure. Belgrano introduced Esteban to reshape their defensive line up but soon thereafter Martinez got injured and the coach decided to bring Aldecoa as a right wing back. The C.A.I's efforts paid off 30 minutes into the second half after a bad clearance gave Jara plenty of time to smash the ball into the net. Belgrano took some time to assimilate the blow but forced the C.A.I. deffensively with some aggresive play. It seemed as if Belgrano unbeaten run would come to an end, but some heroic play involving Lollo, Gigli and Novaretti saw the latter calmly scoring from close range. The final whistle came after that play and Belgrano were celebrating an unlikely draw against a solid team in a very difficult ground.

Goals: Jara (C.A.I.), Novaretti (B)
Attendance: 4000