Sunday is clásico day this weekend, with River hosting Racing in the country’s oldest derby before Gimnasia visit Estudiantes – as a genuine away team, for the first time in a few years – in the La Plata derby. Boca – who beat Newell’s 4-2 in the remaining match from round two on Thursday afternoon – are away to Godoy Cruz, leaders San Lorenzo host Arsenal and Tigre and San Martín are both in action on Friday evening. It was announced on Thursday, by the way, that Independiente’s Uruguayan defender Guillermo Rodríguez will be suspended for five matches for grabbing a linesman by the throat during the Boca vs. Independiente match a couple of weeks ago.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División A Torneo Apertura 2008, eighth round:
Tigre vs. Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (Fri, 19:00)
Rosario Central vs. San Martín de Tucumán (Fri, 21:15)
Colón de Santa Fe vs. Huracán (Sat, 16:10)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs. Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 18:20)
Independiente vs. Lanús (Sat, 21:10)
River Plate vs. Racing Club (Sun, 14:10)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs. Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sun, 16:20)
Banfield vs. Vélez Sársfield (Sun, 16:20)
Godoy Cruz vs. Boca Juniors (Sun, 18:40)
Argentinos Juniors vs. Newell’s Old Boys (Sun, 18:40)