Monday Superliga highlights: Independiente thrash San Martín and Argentinos shock Boca

Monday evening in the Superliga brought three games and seven goals. Juan Otero got the only one of the game in La Plata, where Estudiantes bucked the trend of what has been a topsy-turvy round of fixtures by actually winning a match they were expected to win. While they were doing that, over in San... Continue Reading →

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Libertadores highlights from Thursday: Independiente lose, and Boca are held

The two most successful clubs in Copa Libertadores history got their campaigns started on Thursday night ... and neither went to plan. In Venezuela, Independiente (seven Copa wins) visited Deportivo Lara, and lost 1-0 thanks to an early strike from Carlos Sierra López, who came up with a fine volleyed finish from a tight(ish) angle.... Continue Reading →

Saturday and Sunday Superliga highlights: River lose again, Boca win a wide-open game to maintain their lead

The seventeenth round of Superliga action continued over the weekend, with goals in largely short supply. Indeed, the scorelines on Saturday and Sunday were low, with one exception. Lanús and Rosario Central drew 1-1, the two goals coming just two minutes apart; Vélez Sarsfield were poor but River Plate were even worse as Gabriel Heinze's... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod episode 280

In the two-hundred and eightieth episode of Hand Of Pod, Andrés and I look back on last weekend's Superliga action - including Nacho Scocco's solo show (and Fernando Quintero's highly impressive debut) for RIver Plate, and Lautaro Martínez's hat trick for Racing, as well as the 1-1 draw between the top two, San Lorenzo and Boca... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod episode 279

Episode 279 of the internet's longest-running (but no longer only!) English-language Argentine football podcast is available right here. Andrés and I discuss the action from round 13 of the Superliga, and other talking points.

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