An action-packed eleven days in the 2011 Torneo Apertura begins shortly with Independiente v Colón de Santa Fe kicking off the seventh round of the competition. The eighth will follow hot on its heels in midweek, before the ninth round next weekend. Later on this weekend, highlights include a clash between the two joint leaders: Lanús v Boca Juniors. All the kick off times and referees for the weekend are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, seventh round
Club Atlético Independiente v Club Atlético Colón (Fri, 17:00; refereed by S. Laverni)
Club Olimpo v Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Fri, 19:10; P. Lunati)
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan v Club Atlético Belgrano (Fri, 21:15; F. Echenique)
Club Atlético Tigre v Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 15:05; D. Abal)
Club Atlético All Boys v Club Atlético Banfield (Sat, 17:10; J. Baliño)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro v Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (Sat, 21:15; G. Delfino)
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys v Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 14:00; G. Favale)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata v Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (Sun, 16:00; J.P. Pompei)
Club Atlético Lanús v Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Sun, 18:10; N. Pitana)
Club Atlético Unión v Racing Club (Sun, 20:15; H. Baldassi)
As usual, you’ll find links to most of the games on my Twitter feed during the weekend, a few minutes before kick off. I’ll also put up links to my previews for the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
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