At the start of every torneo corto, I know I’m going to get at least two or three emails from prospective holiday-makers in Buenos Aires asking ‘when’s the superclásico happening?’ and so it is that this weekend, the most eagerly-awaited fixture in the Argentine domestic calendar will dominate the proceedings. Riquelme’s not sure whether he’ll be involved, Astrada’s trying to work out which of River’s veterans to play and which to leave out, and the entire media circus is almost enough to make you forget that this match will be 17th vs 11th in terms of league standings. In more meaningful matches, Vélez play Newell’s (who would leapfrog their visitors with win), leaders Independiente are at home to Central, and their pursuers Godoy Cruz end the weekend against champions Banfield. The weekend begins with Huracán taking on Chacarita Juniors.
All kick off times are local. Add three hours for Greenwich Mean Time.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2010, tenth round:
Huracán vs Chacarita Juniors (Fri, 18:00)
Atlético Tucumán vs Estudiantes de La Plata (Fri, 21:10)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Colón (Sat, 15:00)
Lanús vs Racing Club (Sat, 17:10)
Argentinos Juniors vs Tigre (Sat, 19:10)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Vélez Sársfield (Sat, 21:15)
Boca Juniors vs River Plate (Sun, 15:00)
Independiente vs Rosario Central (Sun, 17:10)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sun, 19:10)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs Banfield (Sun,21:15)
Exactly how I’ll cover the super, I haven’t worked out yet (my reasons for not committing straight away to the normal live updates will become apparent to regular readers in the next few weeks), but rest assured that at the very least the starting lineups and some sort of highlights video will be up over the course of Sunday afternoon.
You can follow the Clausura and the Argentine sides in the 2010 Copa Libertadores via HEGS on Twitter (including updates during and between matches and similar stories that might not go up on the site until later). I’m slowly gaining followers, but if you’ve not signed up yet you can do so here.