There will be 12 matches with crosses between First National and First National teams. They will be behind closed doors, although there will be a varied menu to follow on TV.
“In a few days, we will be in a position to play soccer again in Argentina,” announced the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Matías Lammens. Knowing this, the teams of the Professional League do not want to lose the days of preparation that remain. That is why this Saturday will be another day full of friendlies.
The earliest among the early risers will be Independiente and Deportivo Morón, who will meet at Libertadores de América starting at 9 in a match that will be broadcast on TNT Sports. The first to meet will be the starters of the teams led by Lucas Pusineri and Sergio Lara, while then there will be a duel of substitutes.
At the same time, Argentinos Juniors will host Arsenal at the Diego Armando Maradona de La Paternal. The meeting can be seen on TNT.
At 9.30, Estudiantes will hold their third test since the restart of friendly matches: they will be measured at the UNO stadium in La Plata with Huracán, who has just defeated Talleres and Arsenal.
At 10 o’clock, Racing, one of the teams that has an official competition rhythm due to its participation in the Copa Libertadores, will face Barracas Central at the Tita Mattiusi de Avellaneda venue.
At the same time, there will be two matches between the teams of the Professional League and the First National: Lanús will receive Defensores de Belgrano, while Patronato will face Atlético de Rafaela in Paraná.
For its part, Central Córdoba, which last Saturday visited Atlético Tucumán, will be local this time against the Dean. There will be two matches of 80 minutes each between the teams of Alfredo Berti and Ricardo Zielinski at the Alfredo Terrera stadium.
Also at 10 o’clock, Diego Armando Maradona’s Gymnastics (surely he will not be with his players) will receive Defensa y Justicia in the Forest, which points to their last match in the Libertadores group stage that could give the ticket to the round of 16. The meeting can be seen on a delayed basis by TNT Sports from 1.30pm.
At 10.30 am and with a transmission from TNT Sports, the most attractive meeting of the day will be played, a priori: after its crosses with Gimnasia and River, San Lorenzo will host Talleres de Córdoba at Pedro Bidegain.
At 11.15 am, Mauricio Pellegrino’s Vélez will play against Platense at José Amalfitani. The game will be broadcast on TNT.
At 12 o’clock, the holders of Rosario Central will be measured in the Gigante de Arroyito with Belgrano de Córdoba (TNT Sports will broadcast). Earlier, from 10 o’clock, the alternate lineups of Cristian González and Ricardo Caruso Lombardi will collide.
Finally, Banfield will close the day of friendlies at 15, when he receives Ferro at the Florencio Sola in a duel that will be broadcast on TNT Sports.
For this Saturday Boca and Tigre were also scheduled to play, but the match was suspended due to coronavirus infections that were registered in the team and in the technical staff of the Victoria team.