Atlanta shock Belgrano to set up Copa Argentina quarter final with River Plate (VIDEO)


This year’s Copa Argentina has seen its fair share of upsets this season and on Monday evening Primera B Metropolitana side Atlanta continued their remarkable run with a 2-1 win over Belgrano in Santa Fe.

A mouth-watering quarter final against giants River Plate lies ahead for Los Bohemios but the potential semi final opponents of either Olimpo or Deportivo Morón illustrate just how many Superliga sides have fallen at the hands of lower league opposition.

Belgrano became the latest victims in the Estadio 15 de Abril after failing to find a way past goalkeeper Rodrigo Lugo in a goalless first half.

Shortly after the restart, Atlanta made the breakthrough when Fabricio Pedrozo thrashed in a volley from close range and as Belgrano began to throw caution to the wind in search of an equaliser, the lower league opposition struck again.

A swift counter caught Belgrano stretched at the back and Pedrozo clipped the ball across goal for Adrián Martínez to tap in a second.

Belgrano did manage to pull one back when Federico Lertora headed in from a corner but coming deep in stoppage time it was too late. Atlanta claimed a famous victory and now have a memorable date with River Plate to enjoy.



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