The second round of the 2011 Torneo Clausura features a right old ding-dong in Avellaneda, with a Juan Román Riquelme-less Boca Juniors travelling to a Giovanni Moreno-less Racing Club. HEGS will be watching from the press box for the first clásico of the year (if you don’t count the summer tournaments, which I don’t). For some reason there are two pairs of simultaneous games on Saturday, and only two matches on Sunday. I have no idea why. On Monday night, Godoy Cruz close the weekend, at home to San Lorenzo. All the kick off times are right here.
All kick off times are local. Argentina is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time in the UK, and two hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in North America.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, second round
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs Club Olimpo (Fri, 19:00; refereed by P. Lunati)
Banfield vs Colón (Fri, 21:10; M. Vigliano)
Asociación Atlética Argentina Juniors vs Independiente (Sat, 19:10; M. González)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Lanús (Sat, 19:10; J. Baliño)
Vélez Sarsfield vs All Boys (Sat, 21:15; H. Baldassi)
Racing Club vs Boca Juniors (Sat, 21:15; P. Loustau)
Quilmes Atlético Club vs Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 17:00; S. Pezzotta)
River Plate vs Huracán (Sun, 19:10; N. Pitana)
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs Tigre (Mon, 19:00; G. Delfino)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Mon, 21:10; L. Alvarez)
As I did last weekend, I’ll be trying to put links to legally available streams up shortly before each match on my Twitter feed. If you don’t already follow me, you can do by clicking the appropriate link in the blurb below.
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