Torneo Clausura 2011: round 18 fixtures

The penultimate weekend of the 2011 Torneo Clausura will probably see a few issues resolved with the relegation dogfight – as mentioned yesterday, a number of sides can, if the results go the right way, escape the thread of the relegation playoffs this weekend – and might just see Vélez Sarsfield crowned champions, if they beat Huracán away and Lanús lose to Argentinos Juniors at home a couple of hours later. Martín Palermo will play his final match in La Bombonera when Boca Juniors host Banfield on Sunday night, River Plate have a short trip down to Quilmes where Estudiantes de La Plata will be the hosts in a match River can’t afford to lose, and on Monday Racing and Godoy Cruz finish the round off in Avellaneda. All the kick off times and referees are right here.

All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time, subtract one for Eastern Standard Time in North America.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, eighteenth round
Club Olimpo vs Newell’s Old Boys (Fri, 21:10; refereed by C. Maglio)
Colón vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 14:00; S. Pezzotta)
San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Quilmes Atlético Club (Sat, 16:10; P. Lunati)
All Boys vs Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Sat, 18:20; F. Beligoy)
Tigre vs Independiente (Sat, 20:20; S. Laverni)
Huracán vs Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 14:00; J.P. Pompei)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata vs River Plate (Sun, 16:00; N. Pitana)
Lanús vs Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (Sun, 18:10; G. Favale)
Boca Juniors vs Banfield (Sun, 20:20; A. Toia)
Racing Club vs Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Mon, 20:10; G. Delfino)

As ever, keep an eye on Twitter during the weekend for links to most of the games via the local TV channels’ websites.

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