Clausura ’09: Round 16 fixtures

Leaders Lanús host Diego Simeone’s San Lorenzo in a clash of ideologies on Saturday. Independiente’s slimmed-down squad take on Rosario Central in a match that could be key to the relegation fight, especially if El Rojo decide to lie down in order to make things tighter for rivals Racing (mind you, how will we tell if they’re not trying?). Racing, for their part, visit Gimnasia La Plata. A win for the Avellaneda side would doom their hosts to a playoff spot at best, and all but assure La Academia themselves of safety.

All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.

Primera División A Torneo Clausura 2009, sixteenth round:
Newell’s Old Boys vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Fri, 19:00)
Huracán vs Banfield (Fri, 21:15)
Independiente vs Rosario Central (Sat, 16:10)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs Colón de Santa Fe (Sat, 18:20)
Lanús vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sat, 21:10)

Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate (Sun, 15:00)
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy vs Vélez Sársfield (Sun, 15:00)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs Racing Club (Sun, 17:10)
Boca Juniors vs San Martín de Tucumán (Sun, 19:30)
Tigre vs Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 19:30)

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9 thoughts on “Clausura ’09: Round 16 fixtures

  1. This is just fantastic. Huracán score goals like you’re watching a ‘Best of The World Cup’ video. Terrific.

  2. It is really cold in Buenos Aires (at least my flat is shockingly cold!). It’s 10° C. Not too bad for most of you, but it’s the coldest day of 2009.

    Great win by Huracán. Two goals with two deflections, but they deserved it anyway.

    They are a joy to watch. It’s the Barcelona of Buenos Aires! hahaha!

  3. Excelente!
    Yep, just got the e-mail, many thanks :-)
    Ah, Claudio ‘Turco’ Garcia, one of the best! He was coming to the end of his Racing career when I was able to start watching (94ish) but what a great talent… and that Youtube vid of him handling the ball against Independiente is cool ;-)

    Anyway, I have to be up for work at 730, so will write more later, but glad I didn’t miss that!

  4. Can’t comment on the latest post, so I come here.

    Jujuy are relegated. I was hoping for them to survive for one more week and put up a challenge next week against Tucumán.

    I’m off to a bar to watch Racing. A win and we’re safe from automatic relegation.

    A win + 2 more points from the remaining possible 9 and (provided San Martín don’t win all their matches) we are also safe from la promoción.

    I can’t see us winning today, though. It’ll be tough.

    Gotta run now.

  5. Floodlight failure.

    Didn’t this happen in a match between Gimnasia and Arsenal a few years back?

    Looks like it’ll be back in a couple of minutes… but if the match were to be abandoned, when they play the second half would Gimnasia get their player back and start 11 vs 11 again?

    This is a tough match, as Seba said. Lucero should’ve buried that chance Ramírez knocked down for him.

    Zucu not at his best tonight. And he did have a dig at Cardozo, but the Gimnasia player should never have retaliated like that.

    I was convinced Luguercio was gonna be sent off when he ploughed through Cuevas, but luckily he’s still there. Hope these lights come on soon.

  6. Boca did us a good favour beating Tucumán, and it’s a relief that Racing escaped from that match with a point and no-one banned for the Boca game (I was really worrying about Zucu staying on there, he was a bit wild all evening).

    But to add to Seba’s theories, two more points for Racing were stolen by a post!
    Funny things, goalposts. Argentina won a World Cup because of one.

    But in the here and now, Racing would be safe today but for the damn things!
    Work tomorrow again, so off to bed and back soon :-)

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