This weekend sees the end of the regular season in the Torneo Clausura and Nacional B – only relegation/promotion playoffs, a possible title tie-breaker, will be played after Sunday. Olimpo and Argentinos Juniors have already drawn 0-0 in Bahía Blanca, and in an hour and a half Lanús visit Newell’s Old Boys. The main action is on Saturday, when from 3pm the destinies of the sides bidding for promotion – including River Plate – will be decided, and on Sunday, when the Primera title race and relegation battle reaches its climax. To see what each team needs, check this post; to see the kick off times, read on.
All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time, subtract two for EST in the States.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2012, nineteenth round
Club Olimpo 0 – 0 Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys v Club Atlético Lanús (Fri, 19:10; refereed by J. BaliNo)
Racing Club v Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (Sat, 20:20; J.P. Pompei)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro v Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan (Sun, 15:00; G. Delfino)
Club Atlético Unión v Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Sun, 15:00; C. Maglio)
Club Atlético All Boys v Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Sun, 15:00; P. Loustau)
Arsenal Fútbol Club v Club Atlético Belgrano (Sun, 15:00; P. Lunati)
Club Atlético Banfield v Club Atlético Colón (Sun, 15:00; F. Beligoy)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba v Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (Sun, 15:00; D. Ceballos)
Club Atlético Tigre v Club Atlético Independiente (Sun, 15:00; S. Laverni)
Nacional B 2011-12, thirty-eighth round (main games)
Club Social y Atlético Guillermo Brown v Quilmes Atlético Club (Sat, 15:00; F. Rapallini)
Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba v Club Ferro Carril Oeste (Sat, 15:00; M. Vigliano)
Club Atlético Atlanta v Club Atlético Huracán (Sat, 15:00; A. Suárez)
Club Sportivo Desamparados v Club Atlético Rosario Central (Sat, 15:00; A. Montero)
Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors v Club Atlético Patronato de la Juventud Católica (Sat, 15:00; L. Alvarez)
Club Atlético River Plate v Club Almirante Brown (Sat, 15:00; A. Toia)
As ever, keep an eye on my Twitter feed for links to the games. Sadly I won’t be able to tweet on the River game on Saturday, since I’m going to be at it.
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