League leaders Boca Juniors could wrap up the tite in this round, although they won’t be able to do so in their own match away to Godoy Cruz. If other results go their way, they win that match, and then Unión fail to beat Independiente on Monday, Boca will be champions. Elsewhere Newell’s Old Boys v San Lorenzo is a massive clash for the relegation standings, and Lanús could assure their Copa Libertadores participation next year against All Boys on Saturday. All the kick off times and referees are right here.
All kick off times are local. Add three hours for Greenwich Mean Time.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, sixteenth round
Club Atlético Tigre v Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (Fri, 19:10; refereed by S. Laverni)
Club Atlético All Boys v Club Atlético Lanús (Sat, 17:00; C. Maglio)
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys v Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (Sat, 17:00; N. Pitana)
Racing Club v Club Atlético Belgrano (Sat, 19:10; A. Toia)
Club Olimpo v Club Atlético San Martín (Sat, 21:10; F. Beligoy)
Arsenal Fútbol Club v Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 17:00; S. Pezzotta)
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield v Club Atlético Colón (Sun, 17:00; P. Lunati)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba v Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Sun, 19:10; J.P. Pompei)
Club Atlético Banfield v Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (Sun, 19:10; F. Rapallini)
Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe v Club Atlético Independiente (Mon, 21:15; L. Álvarez)
As ever, keep an eye on my Twitter feed for links to the matches, and previews, during the weekend (although the Saturday evening ones might not be there as I’ll be going to Racing v Belgrano).
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