Sunday sees the clásico de Avellaneda in El Cilindro, as Racing host Independiente with both sides desperate for a win to get their seasons kick-started. Earlier that same afternoon, we’ve got the treat of a replay of the Clausura’s final, title-deciding match, although it’s unlikely to be as decisive this time round, given Huracán’s form and Vélez’s continued strength. Boca visit Estudiantes on Saturday with Juan Román Riquelme desperate to return to the team, and the weekend kicks off on Friday evening with Godoy Cruz vs Argentinos Juniors. I’m in Barcelona at present for the next week, hence the paucity of posts for the second half of this week, but normal service will be resumed for the 7th round…
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera Division Torneo Apertura 2009, sixth round:
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs Argentinos Juniors (Fri, 19:10)
Banfield vs Newell’s Old Boys (Fri, 21:10)
Chacarita Juniors vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 14:00)
Rosario Central vs Club Atlético Colón (Sat, 16:10)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Boca Juniors (Sat, 18:10)
Tigre vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sat, 20:15)
Vélez Sársfield vs Huracán (Sun, 14:00)
Racing Club vs Independiente (Sun, 16:10)
River Plate vs Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sun, 18:10)
Atlético Tucumán vs Lanús (Sun, 20:15)
Shame Sam’s in Barcelona… we don’t get the kick-by-kick commentary for our clásico that Bocariver gets… not confident at all about today though. Racing looked scared against ten men last week. Independiente may have gained confidence from coming back against Vélez, and I reckon pibe Rodriguez will probably start.
I may have to watch through my fingers…
Oh no. This is like last Sunday all over again. Except Racing have no Craig Bellamy…
Somehow, I can’t see my side scoring three times in a derby this Sunday :-(
Ramirez and Castroman? I think we’d be more dangerous playing Nestor and Cristina Kirchner up front. Wearing business suits.
Why didn’t Gandin get booked again and sent off for deliberate handball?
Hmm… Indpendiente seem happy to soak up this pressure and hit us on the break because we are so slow at getting back. I can see them getting a third and game over.
Free kicks are too unreliable, just what do Grazzini and Castroman do at training all day?
La tribuna has done quite well so far, good singing during our pressure.
Oh no, how mindless can you be? We’re back in this game, and some idiots go and throw stuff at their players, what good will that do??!!
Well I’m doing my bit bouncing up and down and joining in the songs, VAMOS AKD!!!!!
Pah, I’ve had enough now. Better effort in the second half, but too many mindless high balls that were easy for the keeper. I’m all footballed out and am off to bed. Surely Huracán are beatable next week??!!