May 11, 2021

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Banfield vs River Plate: How to watch Liga Argentina matches

Millonario can take big step towards the play-offs with victory over struggling hosts on Sunday

Argentine football begins its program for 2021 with the game of the Copa Liga Profesional.

All the games are streamed live on Fanatiz and you can sign up to watch for free here.

Boca was crowned 2019-20 league champion in March after coming out on top in the 23-game season, and also triumphed in the following Copa Diego Armando Maradona, which ended in January.

Instead of starting a new league season, Argentinian football authorities have instead sanctioned another cup competition, which will run from February to May.

The 26 clubs in the Primera Division have been split into two groups, with each team playing each other once.

In addition, there will be an inter-zonal match each week, where Boca and River, Racing Club and Independiente and the rest of Argentina’s Clasico rivals will face off in a series of clashes.

The top four teams from each group will then move on to a play-off phase, which will take place in a knockout format to result in a single winner.

Fanatiz owns the rights to the Copa de la Liga Profesional worldwide, excluding Argentina, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Israel, Russia, Sweden and of the Balkans.

How to watch Banfield vs River Plate

Banfield started the Copa in great shape after appearing in the previous Copa final Diego Maradona, with three wins in his first six games.

Since then, results have plummeted, however, as the Taladro’s fortunes were not helped by seeing nearly their entire team test positive for Covid-19 in early April.

They now need a win over River to keep their playoff hopes alive.

River suffered a setback last week, losing 2-1 to San Lorenzo.

That slip aside, recent results have been positive, leaving them in the play-off positions with just two games to go.

They also got off to a good start in the Copa Libertadores, tied against Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro before beating Junior in their last game.

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DatedTime (US PT / ET)MatchChannel
May 2nd12:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.Banfield vs. River PlateFanatic

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The hosts will miss Colombian striker Mauricio Cuero, who picked up a red card in their last Copa clash against Argentinos Juniors.

River will have to do without Jonathan Maidana and Matias Suarez, both isolated because of Covid-19.

Watch all of this weekend’s Copa Liga Profesional matches on Fanatiz with a 7-day free trial.

What other Copa Liga Profesional matches are available on Fanatiz?

Dated Time (US PT / ET) Match Channel
May 2nd10:20 am / 1:20 pmSan Lorenzo vs. Godoy CruzFanatic
May 2nd10:20 am / 1:20 pmWorkshops vs HuracanFanatic
May 2nd5 p.m. / 8 p.m.Rosario Central vs. Newell’sFanatic
May 2nd2:40 p.m. / 5:40 p.m.Aldosivi vs Argentinos JuniorsFanatic
May 2nd2:40 p.m. / 5:40 p.m.Central Cordoba vs Racing ClubFanatic
May 311:45 a.m. / 2:45 p.m.Sarmiento vs gymnasticsFanatic
May 32 p.m. / 5 p.m.Students vs PlatenseFanatic

All the games are streamed live on Fanatiz and you can sign up to watch for free here.