Ricardo Caruso Lombardi’s Racing visit Huracán in what could be the manager’s penultimate match in charge of the Avellaneda side. If he doesn’t see a big improvement from his players by the time the next round’s game against Boca Juniors concludes, Caruso Lombardi says he’d ‘prefer to leave home’ and let someone else step in. Elsewhere, Colón and Banfield get us started for the weekend, the champions visit Boca Juniors, and there’s a Sunday afternoon clásico between San Lorenzo and River Plate in the Nuevo Gasómetro.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2009, seventh round:
Club Atlético Colón vs Banfield (Fri, 19:10)
Independiente vs Tigre (Fri, 21:10)
Huracán vs Racing Club (Sat, 14:00)
Argentinos Juniors vs Estudiantes de La Plata (Sat, 16:10)
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs Rosario Central (Sat, 18:10)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Atlético Tucumán (Sat, 20:15)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs Chacarita Juniors (Sun, 14:00)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs River Plate (Sun, 16:10)
Boca Juniors vs Vélez Sársfield (Sun, 18:10)
Lanús vs Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sun, 20:15)
I’ll be flying back home from Barcelona shortly after this article goes online, so HEGS fans will be delighted to know that normal service will be resumed shortly.