Apertura ’08: Round 11 fixtures (and a word about time changes)

Practically a triple-header coming up: we’re about to go through three rounds of matches in one week, because the twelfth round will come in midweek. This weekend, though, Argentinos travel to Independiente following their win in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, Boca take on Central and River visit Gimnasia de Jujuy – it’s a very real possibility that if they fail to win, Diego Simeone will walk. One clásico this weekend: Racing host league leaders San Lorenzo.

All kick off times are local. Note that times in the western half of the country are one hour behind Buenos Aires Province and the litoral. For this weekend, that means the kick off time in Jujuy is one hour behind the others. ‘Central’ / eastern Argentine time is three hours behind British Summer Time.

Also important here: Eastern Argentina having moved their clocks forward last weekend, this weekend the time arrives when us Brits turn our clocks back. We’ll do this in the early hours of Sunday morning, meaning that the matches listed below on Sunday (with the exception of the Gimnasia de Jujuy vs. River game, highlighted) will be only two hours behind British time – which is reverting, for the winter, to Greenwich Mean Time. As GMT / BST are used here as universal points of reference for the international readership of HEGS, I’m pointing out these changes to you all now. For the sake of ease of understanding, since the change comes halfway through the round, I’m also giving UK kick off times alongside local ones, just this once.

Primera División A Torneo Apertura 2008, eleventh round:
San Martín de Tucumán vs. Arsenal Fútbol Club (Fri, 19:00 local – 22:00 UK)
Lanús vs. Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Fri, 21:15 local – Sat, 00:15 UK)
Vélez Sársfield vs. Colón de Santa Fe (Sat, 16:10 local – 19:10 UK)
Newell’s Old Boys vs. Estudiantes de La Plata (Sat, 18:20 local – 21:20 UK)
Huracán vs. Tigre (Sat, 18:40 local – 21:40 UK)
Independiente vs. Argentinos Juniors (Sat, 21:10 local – Sun, 00:10 UK)
Boca Juniors vs. Rosario Central (Sun, 15:10 local – 17:10 UK)
Racing Club vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sun, 17:20 local – 19:20 UK)
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy vs. River Plate (Sun, 18:40 local – 21:40 UK)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs. Banfield (Sun, 19:40 local – 21:40 UK)

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