There’s a clásico this week to heat things up during the twelfth round of the Torneo Clausura. What’s more, it’s an historic one: the first never clásico cuyano in the top flight. Godoy Cruz and San Martín de San Juan aren’t each other’s main derby rivals, but they’re roughly third on each others’ lists, and that’s enough to make their clash a heated affair. Elsewhere league leaders Boca Juniors visit Colón, and Racing host Lanús in a match HEGS will be at. All the kick off times and referees are here.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, twelfth round
Club Olimpo v Club Atlético Unión (Mon, 17:00; refereed by S. Trucco)
Club Atlético All Boys v Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (Mon, 19:05; D. Ceballos)
Club Atlético Banfield v Club Atlético Independiente (Mon, 22:05; M. Vigliano)
Arsenal Fútbol Club v Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (Tues, 15:00; P. Lunati)
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield v Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Tues, 17:05; N. Pitana)
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela v Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (Tues, 19:10; S. Laverni)
Club Atlético Colón v Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Tues, 21:05; J.P. Pompei)
Club Atlético Tigre v Club Atlético Belgrano (Weds, 17:00; F. Rapallini)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba v Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan (Weds, 19:05; H. Baldassi)
Racing Club v Club Atlético Lanús (Weds, 21:15; G. Delfino)
As ever, keep an eye on my Twitter feed during this round for links to streams of the matches, and my previews for the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
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