River Plate begin Libertadores defence away to Alianza Lima: preview and how to watch from the USA

Alianza Lima v River Plate (Wednesday, 19:30 local time/EST, 21:30 ART, 00:30 Thursday GMT) The euphoria of the epic extra-time victory at ‘home’ in the Bernabéu back in December is gone if certainly not forgotten, given the identity of their opponents in that match, for River Plate. The hard work of defending their Copa Libertadores... Continue Reading →

In the thirty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba begin with a discussion of just how much of a massive idiot Carlos Tevez is, and conclude with a reflection on Cristian Fabbiani's suitability for the second division in Argentina. In between we discuss Wednesday night's Brazil v Argentina friendly second leg, Seba... Continue Reading →

The eighth episode of Hand Of Pod looks at the ongoing feud between Carlos Tevez and Argentina's national team coach Sergio Batista, as well as taking in our thoughts on the Racing vs Boca Juniors clásico last Saturday and much more besides. You can get it, as ever, on the HOP blog, or subscribe on... Continue Reading →

Nothing to show

Friday evening's matches furnished us without any goals to view, after the first formed a dull birthday present for one of the managers and the second was called off in an utter downpour with the score still at 0-0.Huracán vs  Colón was played on this, Antonio Mohamed's 40th birthday, but the Colón boss - formerly... Continue Reading →

Russo leaves Central

There's been some transfer or other in Manchester (I'll let Seba fill you in on that), but of more immediate concern to the domestic scene, Miguel Angel Russo has resigned as manager of Rosario Central, the day after guiding them safely through the relegation playoff against Belgrano de Córdoba. Russo actually enjoyed a winning spell... Continue Reading →

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