Dejected Belgrano players (Photo source: LMCBA)
Belgrano wasted a great chance to get a hold of third position after going down to an efficient display by the visiting team. The home team started positively and were trying to take the game to Quilmes but this only lasted for 10 minutes. Giampietri (Q) gradually started to boss the midfield and spread the ball out to the wingers. Belgrano were out of sorts and didn't look threatening except for a few isolated attacks. Quilmes had the better chances -Giampietri hit the post and Olave produced a great save minutes earlier- and were unlucky not to be winning at half time. But if the first half saw a lackadaisical approach by Belgrano, the second half evidenced their defensive problems. Berza, Martinez and Turus were unable to stop the attacks from the wings and it was only a matter of time until Quilmes got the deserved opener. And it came courtesy of the best man in the pitch, the former Belgrano man, Adrian Giampietri. He received the ball outside the box and unleashed a fierce shot that, despite Olave's reaction, went slowly into the net. Quilmes were good for their victory and Belgrano looked dejected. In fact, the Belgrano reaction was short-lived and ineffectual and Quilmes looked more likely to scoring the second than Belgrano equalizing. When the match was dying, Quilmes made a quick break that was superbly finished by Diego Garcia. It was 0-2 and game over. Belgrano had played one of their worst match of the season and the supporters vented their anger with the coach and players. Belgrano are lying dangerously close to losing any promotion chance and this would be one of the biggest failures of recent years.
Goals: Giampietri (Q), Garcia (Q)