Episode 109: ¡Newell’s campeón!, Independiente relegated & Lanús thrash River

The hundred-and-ninth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, English Dan and Santi return to discuss an eventful week in Argentine football. Independiente were relegated last Saturday courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at home to San Lorenzo; Newell’s Old Boys won the championship on Wednesday without kicking a ball as Lanús – who’d thrashed River 5-1 on Sunday – failed to overturn a 2-0 half time deficit in completing their postponed match against Estudiantes. We discuss how deserving Newell’s win was and look at how they and Independiente had such wildly different seasons, having started 2012-13 on exactly the same (poor) standing in the relegation table. As ever, there’s a lot more besides.

As ever, Mystic Sam’s predictions are below the line. And don’t forget you can subscribe to us on iTunes!

Mystic Sam’s 19th round predictions
Racing v Unión
Estudiantes v Belgrano
Tigre v Quilmes
Colón v Independiente
Newell’s v Argentinos
River v San Martín
Vélez v Rafaela
Arsenal v All Boys
San Lorenzo v Lanús
Godoy Cruz v Boca


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