The second round of the 2010 Torneo Apertura is upon us, and it’s going on all the way into Monday evening. I went down to La Bombonera earlier to try and sort a friend out with tickets for Boca vs Racing, but they’d (predictably) sold out for that clásico, so I’ll be enjoying an afternoon in the press zone at a second division clash for Ferro Carril Oeste vs Aldosivi de Mar Del Plata (the team Mauro Camoranesi was playing for when he committed the foul that resulted in a 16-year-old lawsuit being won earlier this week). In the Primera as well as that derby, Ángel Cappa returns to his old stamping ground as Huracán host his River Plate team, Estudiantes play Quilmes but at the time of typing, the venue is still unconfirmed. And after some coming and going, All Boys will get to play in their own stadium – they welcome Vélez for their first home game back in the Primera.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2010, first round
Colón vs Banfield (Fri, 21:15)
Boca Juniors vs Racing Club (Sat, 14:15)
Lanús vs Newell’s Old Boys (Sat, 16:15)
Tigre vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 18:20)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sat, 20:20)
Huracán vs River Plate (Sun, 14:15)
All Boys vs Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 16:15)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Quilmes (Sun, 18:20)
Club Olimpo vs Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sun, 20:20)
Independiente vs Argentinos Juniors (Mon, 19:20)
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