Episode 404: River and Central are left flying the flag

In this week’s HOP Sam, English Dan, Andrés, Santi and Tony look back on the first three rounds of action in the 2021 Liga Profesional de Fútbol, as well as on both legs of the last sixteen ties in the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana, which have left just River Plate (in the Libertadores) and Rosario Central (in the Sudamericana) flying the flag for Argentine football in the quarters.

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Episode 392: Reviewing three (and a half) finals

In this week’s HOP, Sam, English Dan, Tony and Santi review three finals – the the Copa Diego Maradona, in which Boca Juniors beat Banfield on spot kicks, the women’s championship final, in which Boca thrashed River Plate 7-0, and the Copa Sudamericana final, in which Defensa y Justicia claimed their first major trophy (and Hernán Crespo’s first as a manager) by beating Lanús 3-0 in Córdoba. We also look at Vélez Sarsfield’s 3-1 win over Rosario Central in the participation final of the Copa Maradona, which sets up a playoff against Banfield on Wednesday for a spot in next year’s Copa Sudamericana.

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Episode 377: the lockdown update

HOP is back! This week, Sam, Tony and English Dan give you an update on the discussions that have been had in Argentine football – and what’s happened quarantine-wise in Argentina as a whole – in the two months and a bit since we last recorded. We also answer a couple of listeners’ questions. The plan now is to record about once every two weeks until football returns, but we’re not really any the wiser yet about when that will be.

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Episode 374: Boca cut River’s lead … but will it matter?

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In this week’s Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Santi look back on a weekend which saw Santi very frustrated by Independiente (again), and which saw Boca Juniors win and River Plate draw, meaning River enter the final weekend of Superliga action just a point clear at the top. Will Boca get the combination of a win and a bad result for River they need to claim the title? We’ll find out on Saturday night.

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Episode 373: River keep their noses in front of Boca in the title race

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On this week’s Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Andrés, Tony and Santi look at a weekend of action which saw the title race officially whittled down to the country’s two biggest clubs, with River Plate still enjoying a three-point advantage over Boca Juniors with two matches remaining. Boca visit relegation strugglers Colón on Friday night, while River host Defensa y Justicia on Saturday.

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Episode 372: the title race enters the final straight

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In this week’s Hand Of Pod, sponsored by albicelestes.com, Sam, English Dan, Tony and Andrés are joined by a new panel member, Santi, to discuss a weekend which saw both of the frontrunners for the title win their matches, meaning that River Plate’s lead ahead of Boca Juniors at the top of the table remains at three points, now with just three matches to go. We discuss last weekend’s matches, the title run-in and much more, including a lot of listener questions.

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Episode 371: the title race begins to open up, but Copa spots are still tight

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In this week’s HOP, Sam, Tony and Andrés discuss a weekend which saw a dramatic clásico de Avellaneda, and witnessed the title race, so tight just a couple of weeks ago, begin to open up as the main contenders enter the home straight. Below those top spots, though, the race for the remaining Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana qualification places is still ridiculously tight. We’ve also got a Primera Femenina round-up, and plenty more.

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Episode 370: A familiar duo in the top two places

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On this week’s Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Tony look back on a weekend of action which saw River Plate maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table, while Boca Juniors took advantage of Argentinos Juniors’ slip-up to go second. The Primera Femenina restarts this coming weekend so we give you an update on that, and there’s lots more besides.

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Episode 359: thrashing Ecuador, and previewing the superclásico (again!)

In this week’s Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés review Argentina’s 6-1 tonking of Ecuador in Elche, and cast their eye over the players who might have won themselves consideration by Lionel Scaloni when more meaningful fixtures come around. We also take a look at the latest Primera Femenina results, and preview next week’s Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate.

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Episode 337: Warming up for the Copa Superliga quarter-finals

In the three hundred and thirty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on an action-packed weekend of Copa Superliga action which saw River Plate eviscerate Aldosivi, Boca Juniors breeze past Godoy Cruz on a sodden Bombonera pitch, and a hilarious – if distinctly amateur-hour – kit mixup at San Lorenzo v Argentinos Juniors, among plenty more. We also look forward to a weekend which contains the first legs of the quarter-finals and a last-weekend title decider in the women’s Primera, as River Plate host UAI Urquiza on the final day knowing one team will emerge from the match as champions.

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