Here we are already, halfway through the season. Champions (and currently second-placed) Vélez have a Friday evening match away to Lanús, basement-proppers-up Chacarita are away to third-placed Independiente on Sunday, and leaders Estudiantes are away to Newell’s in the weekend’s last game. A week ahead of what might be the least consequential superclásico in living memory, Boca host Tigre whilst River will be the visitors for what will surely be Mario Bolatti’s hero’s welcome home to Huracán after scoring Argentina’s late winner against Uruguay on Wednesday night.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2009, ninth round:
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Rosario Central (Fri, 19:00)
Lanús vs Vélez Sársfield (Fri, 21:10)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs Colón (Sat, 14:00)
Atlético Tucumán vs Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sat, 16:10)
Argentinos Juniors vs Racing Club (Sat, 18:10)
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs Banfield (Sat, 20:15)
Independiente vs Chacarita Juniors (Sun, 14:00)
Huracán vs River Plate (Sun, 16:10)
Boca Juniors vs Tigre (Sun, 18:10)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 20:15)