Torneo Clausura 2011: round 7 fixtures

The Torneo Clausura pattern returns to normal this weekend, with two games on Friday and none on Monday, now that daytime kick offs are once again allowed by the players’ union with the return of autumn to Buenos Aires. The referees who so woefully disallowed goals last week are reinstated this week, but all of the linesmen who were to blame have been suspended for a week or two. Boca Juniors visit Colón on Sunday, and surely have to win to take some pressure off Julio César Falcioni; league leaders Olimpo host San Lorenzo, and there’s likely to be a lot of attention on the security measures at Vélez, where Arsenal are the visitors following the death last week of San Lorenzo fan Ramón Aramayo – you can read my thoughts about that here on Soccernet. All the kick off times and referees for the weekend are right here.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, seventh round
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors vs Quilmes Atlético Club (Fri, 19:10; S. Pezzotta)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata vs All Boys (Fri, 21:15; C. Maglio)
Huracán vs Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sat, 14:00; G. Favale)
Club Olimpo vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sat, 16:00; S. Laverni)
Lanús vs Racing Club (Sat, 18:00; H. Baldassi)
River Plate vs Newell’s Old Boys (Sat, 18:00; J.P. Pompei)
Tigre vs Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sun, 14:00; M. Vigliano)
Independiente vs Banfield (Sun, 16:00; A. Toia)
Colón vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 18:15; P. Loustau)
Vélez Sarsfield vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sun, 18:15; G. Delfino)

Estudiantes vs All Boys will be played at Racing Club’s stadium, due to a U2 gig being played in the Estadio Único de La Plata this weekend. Bono is God.

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