The penultimate round of Torneo Clausura matches is played this weekend, after which we’ve got a fortnight’s gap due to next week’s Argentine elections. Vélez Sársfield would win the league on Sunday if they beat Lanús and Huracán lose against Arsenal (two matches which will be played simultaneously). San Martín de Tucumán will be relegated if they don’t beat Newell’s in Rosario tonight, and just for a bit of extra spice, there’s a Saturday clásico between Independiente and San Lorenzo. Oh, and if Racing can beat already-relegated Gimnasia de Jujuy, they will have achieved salvación a full three matches earlier than expected.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2009, eighteenth round:
Newell’s Old Boys vs San Martín de Tucumán (Fri, 19:00)
Argentinos Juniors vs Banfield (Fri, 21:15)
Independiente vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sat, 16:10)
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy vs Racing Club (Sat, 18:20)
Tigre vs Rosario Central (Sat, 21:10)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Colón de Santa Fe (Sun, 13:00)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs River Plate (Sun, 15:00)
Huracán vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sun, 17:10)
Lanús vs Vélez Sársfield (Sun, 17:10)
Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sun, 19:30)