Apertura 2011: round 17 fixtures

This weekend is the penultimate of the Torneo Apertura, even though there are three rounds left to play. That’s because the next round is in midweek, meaning a week from now we’ll be entering the final round of the season. This weekend, though, the title race can and probably will end; Boca Juniors host bottom-of-the-table Banfield needing only a draw to become champions. If Tigre fail to win away to San Lorenzo on Saturday, Boca could already be champions before they even play. Two of the promoted sides meet in San Juan, where San Martín play Unión. All the kick off times and referees are right here.

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

As usual, keep an eye on my Twitter feed over the weekend for links to the games and to my previews for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (although you’d be well advised not to follow the tips contained therein).

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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Cube Goal and anyone else who'll pay him. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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