It’s here. The final round of the 2010 Torneo Apertura is upon us, and the destination of the Argentine league title will be decided on Sunday. With the Copa Libertadores places already wrapped up and relegation issues still another torneo away, the focus will be entirely on Estudiantes’ home match against Arsenal de Sarandí, and Vélez Sarsfield’s visit to Racing Club. Estudiantes lead by two points going in: a draw for them and a win for Vélez will see the title go to a playoff, but if Estudiantes win, or if Vélez fail to, El Pincha will take the trophy. Only an Estudiantes loss combined with a win for Vélez can give the Liniers side the trophy. All the kick off times for the weekend are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add three hours for Greenwich Mean Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2010, nineteenth round
All Boys vs Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sat, 17:10; refereed by F. Beligoy)
Racing Club vs Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 18:00; S. Pezzotta)
Estudiantes de La Plata vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sun, 18:00; P. Lunati)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Banfield (Sun, 20:10; P. Díaz)
Colón vs Newell’s Old Boys (Sun, 20:10; G. Favale)
Huracán vs Independiente (Mon, 17:00; D. Ceballos)
Lanús vs River Plate (Mon, 17:00; S. Laverni)
Boca Juniors vs Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Mon, 19:10; D. Abal)
Club Olimpo vs Quilmes (Mon, 21:15; N. Pitana)
Tigre vs Argentinos Juniors (Mon, 21:15; L. Alvarez)
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