For all loyal fans of Argentine football out there, we are happy to announce that the football dry spell of January has officially come to an end. Starting last Friday, the 126th season of top-flight professional football is off and running in the Argentine Primera División (First Division) of 2016.
This year in Football Argentina there are thirty teams in the 2016 Primera, where twenty eight teams are returning from the previous tournament. Relegated Crucero Del Norte and Nueva Chicago are replaced by the newly promoted Patronato de Paraná and Atlético Tucumán.
The thirthy teams have been divided into two groups of fifteen teams each. Every team will play all of the other teams in its own group once, and then play one team from the other group twice. These inter-group games involving teams from the other group are the clásico rivals games (Boca Vs River, Independiente Vs Racing etc). The two teams that finish top of the two groups face each other in a one-off match set in a neutral venue on May 29th.
Want to know when your team plays? Here is this week’s schedule!
(Local time Argentina)
|16/02/16||20:00:00||CA Banfield||Quilmes AC|
|17/02/16||00:30:00||Argentinos Juniors||Vélez Sársfield|
|17/02/16||20:00:00||Defensa y Justicia||Atlético Rafaela|
|17/02/16||20:00:00||Newell’s Old Boys||Racing Club|
|18/02/16||00:15:00||CA San Martín||Boca Juniors|
|18/02/16||00:30:00||Sarmiento de Junín||GyE La Plata|
|18/02/16||22:00:00||CA Colón||Belgrano Córdoba|
|18/02/16||22:00:00||CA Temperley||CA Lanús|
|19/02/16||00:15:00||River Plate||CD Godoy Cruz|
|19/02/16||00:15:00||Atlético Tucumán||Unión de Santa Fe|
|20/02/16||21:00:00||GyE La Plata||Olimpo|
|20/02/16||21:00:00||San Lorenzo||Vélez Sársfield|
|20/02/16||21:00:00||Boca Juniors||Newell’s Old Boys|
|21/02/16||Arsenal Sarandí||Sarmiento de Junín|
|21/02/16||Unión de Santa Fe||CA San Martín|
|21/02/16||CA Lanús||Atlético Tucumán|
|21/02/16||Atlético Rafaela||CA Temperley|
|21/02/16||21:00:00||Rosario Central||River Plate|
|21/02/16||21:00:00||CD Godoy Cruz||CA Colón|
|21/02/16||21:00:00||Belgrano Córdoba||CA Banfield|
|21/02/16||21:00:00||Tigre||Defensa y Justicia|