Torneo de Verano 2008: the fixtures announced

The traditional start to Argentina’s footballing year, the Torneo de Verano (‘Summer Tournament’) celebrates its 40th year in 2008, and the AFA have announced the fixture list for the mini-league, which features the ‘Big Five’, on Friday. The tournament will run from the 11th January to the 2nd February and matches will take place in the traditional venues of Mar del Plata, Salta and Mendoza. As ever, there’ll be two supers to look forward to in the programme – the ‘league’ battle and the Copa Revancha, which will close the series. The matches will also, of course, see the first games of Juan Román Riquelme’s latest Boca Juniors career.

The fixture list in full:

Racing Club vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro, Salta, 11th January

Independiente vs. River Plate, Mar del Plata, 12th January

Boca Juniors vs. Independiente, Mar del Plata, 15th January

River Plate vs. Racing Club, Salta, 18th January

Boca Juniors vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro, Mar del Plata, 19th January

Boca Juniors vs. Racing Club, Salta, 22nd January

Independiente vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro, Mar del Plata, 23rd January

River Plate vs. Boca Juniors, Mar del Plata, 26th January

Independiente vs. Racing Club, Mendoza, 27th January

River Plate vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro, Mar del Plata, 29th January

Independiente vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro, Salta, 1st February

Boca Juniors vs. River Plate, Mendoza, 2nd February

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