The sixteenth round of the Torneo Apertura is upon us, with San Martín taking on Olimpo in the weekend’s first match (if Olimpo don’t win, they’ll be relegated). Tomorrow, title challengers All Boys (those are four words I never thought I’d write) travel to Lanús, Rafaela host Tigre – who’ll climb out of all relegation trouble for the first time this season if they win – Newell’s Old Boys visit San Lorenzo, Arsenal de Sarandí are away to Estudiantes de La Plata, and leaders Boca Juniors host Godoy Cruz. 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 Clausura 2012, sixteenth round
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan v Club Olimpo (Fri, 19:10; P. Loustau)
Club Atlético Lanús v Club Atlético All Boys (Sat, 16:10; D. Abal)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors v Club Atlético Banfield (Sat, 18:10; P. Lunati)
Club Atlético Belgrano v Racing Club (Sat, 20:20; C. Maglio)
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela v Club Atlético Tigre (Sun, 15:00; A. Toia)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro v Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (Sun, 15:15; N. Pitana)
Club Atlético Independiente v Club Atlético Unión (Sun, 17:10; P. Díaz)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors v Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (Sun, 19:15; J.P. Pompei)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata v Arsenal Fútbol Club (Mon, 18:10; S. Laverni)
Club Atlético Colón v Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (Mon, 20:30; D. Ceballos)
The main matches in Nacional B this weekend are both on Saturday; Independiente Rivadavia host joint-second Instituto de Córdoba in Mendoza at 11am (yes, really), and at 2pm when Instituto’s fellow joint-second-placed side River Plate visit leaders Rosario Central.
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Moreno scores the winner for Racing, wow…
The jinx of Hand Of Pod continues against Tigre. Give them praise and credit and somehow everything bad happens. Olimpo blow a 2 goal lead vs San Martin and lose, and Newell’s do the same.