The eighth round of the 2011 Torneo Clausura is upon us. Gimnasia (whose fans are pictured above from our Flickr group, rolling up to Huracán’s stadium) host Independiente in the weekend’s first match. Olimpo have a very tough assignment if they’re to prove they still deserve to be fighting for the title, at home to Vélez, and the weekend’s big relegation clash is River Plate’s visit to Quilmes. Boca Juniors round off the weekend at home to Estudiantes de La Plata. All the kick off times, and referees, are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, eighth round
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata vs Independiente (Fri, 19:10; P. Lunati)
Banfield vs Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (Fri, 21:15; G. Favale)
All Boys vs Lanús (Sat, 14:00; J.P. Pompei)
Club Olimpo vs Vélez Sarsfield (Sat, 16:10; P. Loustau)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 18:20; M. Vigliano)
Racing Club vs Tigre (Sat, 20:20; S. Laverni)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz vs Huracán (Sun, 14:00; P. Díaz)
Quilmes Atlético Club vs River Plate (Sun, 16:00; H. Baldassi)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Colón (Sun, 16:00; G. Delfino)
Boca Juniors vs Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 18:15; S. Pezzotta)
I’ve been a bit lazy with publishing links to the games in recent weeks, in no small part because Canal 7’s website seems to have been down an awful lot, but I’ll do my best to get links up on my Twitter feed before matches start, so if you’re not already following me, click the relevant link in the blurb below. And muchas gracias to ferchodominguez for sharing the photo on the HEGS Flickr group.
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