The first round of matches in the 2010 Torneo Clausura is upon us tonight, at last. A full preview of the tournament will follow over or shortly after the weekend – I’ve been tied up during the week writing about Salvador Cabañas’s shooting in Mexico (HEGS naturally wishes him well). The closest thing to a clásico this weekend is Chacarita Juniors’ visit to Tigre, whilst Banfield begin the defence of their title away to what could be a genuinely hungry River Plate side. Abel Alves takes his (latest) bow as Boca’s new manager – he’ll be in charge for the duration of the Clausura – away to Argentinos in the weekend’s last match.
All kick off times are local. Add three hours for Greenwich Mean Time.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2010, first round:
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Fri, 19:00)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Fri, 21:10)
Tigre vs Chacarita Juniors (Sat, 17:00)
Vélez Sársfield vs Colón (Sat, 17:00)
Racing Club vs Rosario Central (Sat, 19:10)
Atlético Tucumán vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sat, 21:15)
River Plate vs Banfield (Sun, 17:00)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Independiente (Sun, 19:10)
Lanús vs Huracán (Sun, 19:10)
Argentinos Juniors vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 21:15)
A new campaign begins, and as ever Hasta El Gol Siempre will be following it every step of the way.
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