Apertura ’08: Round 13 fixtures, and a quick service announcement

Here we go again. There’s a bumper programme on Sunday and, due to the midweek action, only one match on Friday night. Independiente get us rolling against Godoy Cruz. Sunday sees two clásicos, one in La Bombonera, where faltering joint league leaders San Lorenzo take on Boca Juniors, and the other in El Coloso Del Parque, where Newell’s are at home to Central in the clásico rosarino. The day before, Tigre – level at the top with El Cuervo – are away to Argentinos. Racing host Vélez.

All kick off times are local. Add two hours for Greenwich Mean Time, except for the match in Jujuy, which is a further hour behind – add three hours for that one.

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

And now the service announcement: I’m off to Lisbon for a week. This won’t affect things too much – the usual weekend results and goal videos will still be up on Monday and I’ll try and write up the Copa Sudamericana quarter-final second legs during the week – but for the next six days things might not be quite as frequent as you’ve become accustomed to.

The league tables also won’t be updated until after the fourteenth round, since I won’t have access to my spreadsheets. Note that events in the last few days (Maradona’s appointment and the death of Pedro Pompilio) have left me without any time to update them following the midweek matches, so the ones currently on the site are correct as of the end of the 11th round. It’ll be better than when I was in Cuba in July, because I’m assured the internet does in fact exist in Portugal.

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2 thoughts on “Apertura ’08: Round 13 fixtures, and a quick service announcement

  1. When do Huracan actually return to their own stadium? They are listed as playing at Velez tomorrow (presumably as Argentinos are also at home), but I thought their stadium had been given the all clear?

    Isn’t it their centenary tomorrow? It must be pretty bad having to celebrate it in someone else’s stadium…

  2. As I mentioned last week Matthew, they were hoping to have the all-clear for tomorrow’s game. Obviously, that’s not gone through in time, but I’d think they’ll be hopeful for their next home match.

    And yes, it is their 100th ‘birthday’ tomorrow.

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