Saturday Superliga highlights: two Mac Allister brothers score for Argentinos; Vélez and Estudiantes share six goals

Saturday brought no shortage of goals in the twenty-first round of Superliga action. There were nine in the first two games of the day, as Newell's Old Boys scored twice in the first half to beat Tigre 2-1 (a game marred by a fractured ankle for Newell's playmaker Brian Sarmiento) and Vélez Sarsfield came back... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Superliga highlights: Racing thrash Patronato, Boca rescue a draw and River win again

Sunday brought five matches in the Superliga, starting rather ridiculously at 11 in the morning, because for some reason the AFA and the Superliga think Racing v Patronato will compete in the European television market if they schedule it at that time (I'd have thought they'd want to avoid competing with Europe's own leagues for that... 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 →

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