At last! Friday night sees the recommencement of the Argentine league, for a new season with some new faces and some familiar ones. Juan Román Riquelme still hasn’t signed his contract, and there are rumours that Independiente are going to try and hijack his deal with Boca, but for now we can finally turn our attention away from the tedium of those negotiations and look pitchwards. Arsenal de Sarandí kick things off tonight at home to Lanús, with the other nine matches coming on Saturday and Sunday. HEGS will be your season-long guide, and as ever the kick off times are right here…
As usual, kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2010, first round:
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs Lanús (Fri, 21:00)
Quilmes vs Colón (Sat, 14:00)
Argentinos Juniors vs Huracán (Sat, 16:10)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Estudiantes de La Plata (Sat, 18:15)
Racing Club vs All Boys (Sat, 20:20)
Banfield vs Olimpo (Sun, 11:00)
River Plate vs Tigre (Sun, 14:00)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sun, 16:10)
Vélez Sarsfield vs Independiente (Sun, 18:15)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 20:20)
The goals from Arsenal vs Lanús will be online later this evening (as soon as I find a video has been uploaded), and you can follow HEGS’ coverage throughout the season, now with the added joy of a weekly column I’ll be writing during the championship for the good folk at In Bed With Maradona. Enjoy the football!
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