After the international break, top flight football returns to Argentina this weekend with a vengeance. Boca Juniors will be looking to extend their five-point lead at the top of the Torneo Apertura table when they host Belgrano on Sunday; to kick the round off there’s a relegation clash tonight between Olimpo de Bahía Blanca and Tigre. Unión host All Boys in another game that could have repercussions for the relegation situation, Lanús play Vélez Sarsfield in a clash between the Clausura’s top two (underperforming somewhat this time round) and there’s plenty more besides. All the kick off times and referees are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, eleventh round
Club Olimpo v Club Atlético Tigre (Fri, 17:10; refereed by N. Pitana)
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys v Arsenal Fútbol Club (Fri, 19:25; A. Toia)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro v Club Atlético Banfield (Fri, 21:30; H. Baldassi)
Club Atlético Independiente v Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sat, 14:00; S. Trucco)
Club Atlético Unión v Club Atlético All Boys (Sat, 16:30; S. Laverni)
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan v Racing Club (Sat, 21:15; P. Lunati)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata v Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (Sun, 14:00; S. Pezzotta)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors v Club Atlético Colón (Sun, 16:10; P. Loustau)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors v Club Atlético Belgrano (Sun, 18:30; D. Abal)
Club Atlético Lanús v Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 20:30; F. Beligoy)
As ever, keep an eye on my Twitter feed for streams to most matches, and links to my Hong Kong Jockey Club match previews, throughout the weekend.
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