Round 10 only ended on Thursday afternoon, but already the eleventh round of the Torneo Clausura arrives this evening. Godoy Cruz will be hoping to crank up the pressure on leaders Independiente when they visit Estudiantes de La Plata in the weekend’s first match, which might be their toughest assignment yet – Estudiantes themselves would move closer to the top two with a win. Independiente visit El Cementerio de los Elefantes on Sunday, champions Banfield are at home to Gimnasia La Plata on Saturday, and River are rewarded for caving in La Bombonera by waiting until Monday for their match, at home to Argentinos Juniors. Boca play Chacarita away on Sunday in a match that’s got policemen across the capital praying they won’t be well enough to work that day.
All kick off times are local. Add three hours for Greenwich Mean Time. If you’re in the Greenwich time zone, don’t forget your clocks are going forward one hour on Sunday night to join British Summer Time – so the matches on Sunday and Monday will be kicking off four hours behind British time. Argentine clocks aren’t changing at all (if they were, they’d be going back, not forwards, in any case).
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2010, eleventh round:
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Fri, 19:00)
Rosario Central vs Huracán (Fri, 21:10)
Racing Club vs Newell’s Old Boys (Sat, 15:00)
Tigre vs Lanús (Sat, 19:10)
Banfield vs Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sat, 21:15)
Chacarita Juniors vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 15:00)
Colón vs Independiente (Sun, 17:10)
Vélez Sársfield vs Atlético Tucumán (Sun, 19:10)
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sun, 21:15)
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors (Mon, 20:00)
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godoy cruz getting mauled on the couterattack. now a penalty. bah!
heh, well seeing that estudiantes play a very mean game of keep-away, i’m considering this was a very authoritative win and demolishment of godoy cruz. now if Independiente can manage to stink up the joint like godoy cruz did today, it’s back to business for all parties involved.
Funebreros 4 Boca 1 -well, I guess River was a mirage.
As soon as Munoz was sent off, disaster was inevitable. Boca’s defense is bad enough as it is, let alone with a man less and with Luiz Alberto patrolling the remaining three.
Sebastian Sciorilli, still on loan from River I believe, seemed absolutely delighted to score the fourth. And why shouldn’t he? It was a delightful chip over Javi Garcia.