This weekend’s Apertura fixtures are spread over four rather than three days, with Argentinos not playing Lanús until Monday evening. League leaders Atlético Rafaela take on Newell’s Old Boys tonight to get the round started. Lanús are one of the two sides on eleven points, just one behind Rafaela; the other are Boca Juniors, who host San Martín de San Juan on Sunday evening. Independiente, at the time of typing, don’t have a manager, though Ramón Díaz is expected to take charge, and they’ll visit Belgrano in Córdoba. Elsewhere Godoy Cruz host All Boys, and Racing are at home to Olimpo – HEGS will probably be at El Cilindro to see the return of Gio Moreno to the Racing starting lineup. All the kick off times and refs are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, sixth round
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela vs Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (Fri, 19:00; refereed by M. Vigliano)
Club Atlético Colón vs Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (Fri, 21:10; P. Lunati)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba vs Club Atlético All Boys (Sat, 15:05; F. Rapallini)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata vs Club Atlético Tigre (Sat, 17:10; M. González)
Racing Club vs Club Olimpo (Sat, 21:15; S. Pezzotta)
Club Atlético Banfield vs Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sun, 14:00; J.P. Pompei)
Club Atlético Belgrano vs Club Atlético Independiente (Sun, 16:00; G. Favale)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors vs Club Atlético San Martín (Sun, 18:10; F. Beligoy)
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield vs Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe (Sun, 20:15; D. Abal)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors vs Club Atlético Lanús (Mon, 19:00; S. Laverni)
As ever, keep an eye on my Twitter feed over the weekend for streams to the main matches.
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