Torneo Apertura 2011: round 9 fixtures

Following hot on the heels of the midweek eighth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura, this weekend welcomes the ninth. There’s a clásico in Bajo Flores, where Racing visit San Lorenzo, a clash of promoted teams in San Juan, with Atlético Rafaela travelling to San Martín, a meeting between teams in different coloured stripes (can you see I’m struggling here?) in Santa Fe, with Unión hosting Banfield, and two sides who call themselves Juniors take on each other in La Paternal, where Argentinos are at home to league leaders Boca. All the kick off times are right here, along with the referees.

All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, ninth round
Club Olimpo v Arsenal Fútbol Club (Sat, 15:05; refereed by H. Baldassi)
Club Atlético San Martín v Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (Sat, 20:10; D. Abal)
Club Atlético Independiente v Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 11:00; N. Pitana)
Club Atlético Tigre v Club Atlético All Boys (Sun, 14:00; S. Trucco)
Club Atlético  San Lorenzo de Almagro v Racing Club (Sun, 16:00; G. Favale)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors v Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Sun, 18:10; P. Lunati)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata v Club Atlético Belgrano (Sun, 20:15; S. Laverni)
Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe v Club Atlético Banfield (Mon, 17:00; F. Beligoy)
Club Atlético Lanús v Club Atlético Colón (Mon, 19:10; S. Pezzotta)
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys v Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Mon, 21:15; F. Echenique)

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