Episode 164: Racing on a roll, rain halting play and River & Boca aim for the Sudamericana semis

Episode 164 of Hand Of Pod sees Sam joined by English Dan for a congenial afternoon espresso and a chat about the past week in Argentine football. No fewer than four Primera matches were rained off last weekend, including those of the top three in the table, which allowed Racing, with a fifth win in seven matches, to move into third place. Dan, of course, is eager to give them full credit for this, and Sam humours him. We cast our eye over some of the rest of the league as usual, before looking forward to the second legs of the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals involving Argentine sides; Boca Juniors’ trip to Asunción to take on Cerro Porteño was kicking off shortly as this episode was uploaded, whilst River Plate v Estudiantes de La Plata gets underway in a few hours. This week’s episode is a short one – ideal for sharing with your friends if they’ve not listened before!

As ever, Mystic Sam’s previews for this weekend’s matches are below. You can subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and follow us on Twitter.

Mystic Sam’s fifteenth round predictions
Lanús v Arsenal
Olimpo v Quilmes
Atlético de Rafaela v Godoy Cruz
Belgrano v Defensa y Justicia
Independiente v Gimnasia
Estudiantes v Central
Racing v Banfield
Boca v Tigre
Vélez v River
Newell’s v San Lorenzo

One thought on “Episode 164: Racing on a roll, rain halting play and River & Boca aim for the Sudamericana semis

  1. Guys, you are doing a great job with this. I have just recently found your podcast about a month ago and I wait for it religiously now. Keep’em coming cause we are out here following you guys. As an Argentinian who left the country too soon this is a great way to stay connected. The fact that River are on this run makes it that much sweeter.

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