So it comes to this. The 2008 Torneo Apertura title will be decided by virtue of a three-way ‘mini-league’ (new Spanish word alert: that’s ‘liguilla‘)between San Lorenzo, Boca Juniors and Tigre, who’ve all finished the normal season on 39 points. The fixtures were drawn up on Sunday night at the AFA headquarters. Here they are.
On Wednesday the 17th December, at 18:30 local time, Tigre will play San Lorenzo in the Estadio José Amalfitani, home of Vélez Sársfield. On Saturday 20th, also at 18:30, Boca Juniors will play San Lorenzo in Racing’s Cilindro. And on Tuesday 23rd, Boca will take on Tigre, probably at 21:30, though this has yet to be confirmed. That match will also be in Racing’s ground.
The planned practice session for the players called up for a mini-selección meet-up, which was going to take place tomorrow, has been cancelled as a result of the playoffs. I mean really, what did they think was going to happen?