This weekend brings another clásico for River Plate, who take on San Lorenzo on Sunday in the Monumental. Boca Juniors, flush from the success of last Sunday’s superclásico win, travel to Sarandí to take on Arsenal. An English club of that name have, according to Fox Sports Noticias, just signed ‘Ricky’ Álvarez from Vélez Sarsfield; he and his team-mates are at home to Gimnasia La Plata. Newell’s Old Boys and All Boys get the weekend started shortly in the clásico boysense (that’s not a real derby). All the kick off times are right here, along with the referees – who’ll be a hot topic this weekend after the fuss over the super in the last round.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time, take one off for Eastern Standard Time in North America.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, fifteenth round
Newell’s Old Boys vs All Boys (Fri, 19:10; refereed by M. Vigliano)
Banfield vs Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Fri, 21:10; S. Laverni)
Tigre vs Lanús (Sat, 14:00; N. Pitana)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors vs Club Olimpo (Sat, 16:10; C. Maglio)
Huracán vs Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sat, 18:20; G. Delfino)
Independiente vs Colón (Sat, 20:20; M. González)
Quilmes Atlético Club vs Racing Club (Sun, 14:00; A. Toia)
Vélez Sarsfield vs Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sun, 16:00; P. Loustau)
River Plate vs San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sun, 18:10; P. Lunati)
Arsenal Fútbol Club vs Boca Juniors (Sun, 20:20; S. Pezzotta)
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