This weekend sees one clásico on the menu, as San Lorenzo visit Avellaneda to take on Independiente on Sunday evening. Arsenal de Sarandí host Racing in a game only the home fans will be thinking of as a clásico, and Newell’s Old Boys – fresh from the high of beating Gimnasia last week – start things off at home to a Godoy Cruz side smarting from being thrashed last week. A week before the superclásico, River Plate will be focussing on All Boys in the Monumental, whilst Boca Juniors will warm up away to Argentinos Juniors. All the kick off times and referees are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time, and take one off for North American Eastern Standard Time.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, thirteenth round
Newell’s Old Boys vs Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Fri, 21:10; refereed by S. Trucco)
Quilmes Atlético Club vs Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sat, 14:00; P. Lunati)
Huracán vs Club Olimpo (Sat, 16:10; S. Laverni)
Tigre vs Colón (Sat, 18:20; S. Pezzotta)
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs Racing Club (Sat, 20:20; H. Baldassi)
Lanús vs Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 14:00; L. Alvarez)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 16:00; P. Loustau)
River Plate vs All Boys (Sun, 18:10; G. Favale)
Independiente vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sun, 20:20; C. Maglio)
Vélez Sarsfield vs Banfield (Mon, 20:10; N. Pitana)
As ever, keep an eye on my Twitter over the weekend for links to the local channels’ own sites, on which they’ll be streaming the matches for you to watch live & legally over the internet.
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