This weekend is a big one in the 2011 Torneo Apertura. Leaders Boca Juniors host Tigre, one of the chasing pack. Champions Vélez Sarsfield will be seeing if they can make it two wins in a row at home to San Martín de San Juan, and on Monday Godoy Cruz host San Lorenzo in Mendoza. Sandwiched in the middle of it all is the biggest fixture in Argentina this season: the clásico de Avellaneda. Independiente make the very short trip to El Cilindro to take on Racing on Sunday afternoon. All the kick off times and the referees are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011
Club Atlético Belgrano v Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (Fri, 21:15; refereed by S. Trucco)
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela v Club Atlético Lanús (Sat, 19:15; H. Baldassi)
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield v Club Atlético San Martín (Sat, 21:15; J.P. Pompei)
Club Atlético All Boys v Club Olimpo (Sun, 14:00; G. Favale)
Racing Club v Club Atlético Independiente (Sun, 16:00; S. Pezzotta)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors v Club Atlético Tigre (Sun, 18:10; F. Beligoy)
Club Atlético Colón v Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 20:15; D. Abal)
Club Atlético Banfield v Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (Mon, 17:10; J. BaliNo)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba v Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (Mon, 19:35; N. Pitana)
Arsenal Fútbol Club v Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe (Mon, 21:30; C. Maglio)
As usual, keep an eye on my Twitter timeline throughout the weekend for links to streams, and my match previews for the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
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