For some reason, the fifth round of the Torneo Clausura begins on a Thursday, so here, 24 hours earlier than normal, is the weekend’s fixture list. Sunday’s clásico sees Independiente host Boca Juniors, whilst San Martín play a crucial relegation clash on Thursday in Mendoza. Racing will be hoping Tigre don’t get their claws back out after losing last weekend, and after the 5-1 spanking from San Lorenzo, River will want to get back on track against Arsenal in the Monumental.
All kick off times are local. Add two hours for Greenwich Mean Time, and three for the match highlighted in orange.
Primera División A Torneo Clausura 2009, fifth round:
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs San Martín de Tucumán (Thurs, 20:30)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Vélez Sársfield (Fri, 19:00)
Lanús vs Newell’s Old Boys (Fri, 21:15)
Huracán vs Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (Sat, 17:10)
Argentinos Juniors vs Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sat, 19:20)
Tigre vs Racing Club (Sat, 21:30)
Colón vs Banfield (Sat, 21:30)
River Plate vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sun, 17:10)
Independiente vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 19:30)
Rosario Central vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sun, 19:30)
I’m returning home this weekend and will probably still be jetlagged on Sunday, but assuming I manage to stay awake long enough for them, check back for the results on Sunday evening.