This week's fixture list in the Argentine Primera is possibly the best of the season, and not just because it features the Super Clasico. Yes, the highlight of the weekend is Boca Juniors hosting River Plate at La Bombonera, but there are great games all across Argentina. And with the table being as tight as it is, there are a bunch of games with possible title and continental implications.
San Lorenzo Vs. Argentinos Juniors
Saturday, 3:10 pm ET
Sitting in sixth place in the league, San Lorenzo has been quietly consistent. Their results don't indicate a possible title run is in the cards - especially their 3-0 loss to Velez - but they're a quality enough side to provide a threat to anyone. Argentinos are in a similar boat, but they're going about it in a different way. San Lorenzo are a very balanced team, where as Argentinos are all about their defense. With only 10 goals scored and seven allowed for Argentinos, the first goal will likely be huge in this match.
Boca Juniors Vs. River Plate
Sunday, 3:00 pm ET
With Juan Roman Riquelme back to fitness and Martin Palermo back to form, this sets up to be a fantastic Super Clasico. River Plate are five points off the lead in the Primera, and anything less than a win against their hated rivals might take them out of the title race. River fell off a bit last week with a surprising 2-0 home loss to All Boys, as they were possibly caught looking ahead to this week, but they're a much more talented team than they showed in that game. Young star Erik Lamela will cause problems for Boca, and striker Mariano Pavone is in solid form.
Olimpio Vs. Independiente
Sunday, 5:10 pm ET
Got to have time for 10 minutes of commercials after the Super Clasico! Olimpio are perhaps this season's most surprising title contender, and they're doing it playing entertaining football. Their attack has been great, but their defense is suspect. Independiente are sitting in 14th place and have seriously underachieved in recent tournaments in Argentina, but they have a group of dangerous players who can exploit Olimpio's suspect defense and force an upset.
Lanus Vs. Velez Sarsfield
Sunday, 7:20 pm ET
After winning on Monday against Banfield and on Thursday against Libertad, both games without Santiago Silva, Velez have to be feeling very confident in their depth and their ability to win tough games without their best team available. Maxi Moralez is in absolutely stunning form, and he will be the focus of Lanus's defense. Lanus haven't lost since March 19th and have some impressive wins, so this is not a game that Velez should take lightly, especially without Santiago Silva being fit. If fixture congestion gets to Velez and Lanus pulls off an upset win, it could blow the title race wide open.