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Racing vs. Independiente, Argentina’s second biggest derby

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Argentina’s second biggest derby kicks off at 2pm ET today featuring Racing versus Independiente in what promises to be an entertaining match with a fantastic atmosphere. For soccer fans in the United States, we have the details on how you can watch and listen to the game for free.

First, Rabble.tv is hosting a live audio commentary and discussion of the game featuring Argentine football expert Sam Kelly. The live audio is in English, and Sam will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the history as well as what to watch out for.

Second, the game is being shown live on NGSN and YouTube. With NGSN, they’re offering a free 90 day trial and registration only takes a minute. Head on over to NGSN.com right now and sign up so you can watch the game for free.

Although the derby match between Boca Juniors and River Plate is the most illustrious in Argentinian football, the clashes between Racing Club and Independiente are not far off in terms of entertainment value.

The Avellaneda Derby, as it’s known, produces some stunning color and incredible displays of fandom in the stands. Just like any local rivalry, when these two teams meet, there are often fireworks on the field too. Given that both sides are in desperate need of the points, this should be a cracking occasion.

Independiente will be big underdogs for this one. Not only do they face the ominous task of traveling to the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron—where 60,000 raucous Racing fans will jeer their every touch—but they are in terrible form. Jorge Almiron’s men are languishing down in 14th position coming in to this weekend, having failed to win any of their last six league matches.

They may feel Racing could be there for the taking, though. After all, they suffered a disappointing defeat to Guarani in the Copa Libertadores in midweek. However, Diego Cocca’s side have won all six of their home matches in the league so far this season and they’ll be desperate to extend that impeccable record against their nearest rivals.

 

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