Primera team & goal of the week: Round seventeen

San Martin SJ vs Boca Juniors

Team of the week returns with fourteen matches to choose from so here are the eleven that impressed from round seventeen along with our Player of the round and pick of the goals. All stats come courtesy of WhoScored.com, who also provide previews and live in-play match stats for all Primera matches. Feel free to disagree and leave a comment suggesting who you thought should have made it….

Team of the week: Round 17 - Football tactics and formations
Rodrigo Rey  ||  Godoy Cruz

Despite ending up on the losing side, for 85 minutes Rodrigo Rey thwarted Racing and his impressive ten saves looked as though it would earn Godoy Cruz an away win. Two late goals spoiled that but Rey wasn’t at fault for either and it couldn’t deny an excellent performance in goal.

Leonardo Godoy  ||  Talleres

Leonardo Godoy is rapidly developing into one of the Primera’s best full-backs and in Talleres’ win over Olimpo he displayed his defensive capabilities in helping to keep a clean sheet but also got forward to create the game’s only goal.

Jonathan Galván  ||  Aldosivi

Another commanding performance by Jonathan Galván helped Aldosivi to another three points. Such a powerful header of the ball, the 24-year-old won 8 aerial challenges and scored his first of the season.

Cristian Lema  ||  Belgrano

Belgrano may have lost to River in the Monumental but Cristian Lema was excellent in central defence. His goal showed incredible talent on the ball but defensively, Lema made seven clearances in addition to four successful tackles.

Lucas Licht  ||  Gimnasia

He might be 35 years of age but Lucas Licht is proving to still be a more than capable full back. Gimnasia made it four straight wins with the victory over Sarmiento and in that time, El Lobo have conceded just once. Licht plays an important role but also provides important width.

Franco Mussis  ||  San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo needed a strong presence in midfield to ensure that they returned to winning ways and Franco Mussis provided that with a good all-round performance. The 24-year-old won back possession five times and had an 88% pass completion rate.

Gonzalo Martínez  ||  River Plate

If Pity Martinez maintains this form then the European interest that many predicted when he shone so brightly as a youngster will return. The 23-year-old is proving a real creative and scoring threat for River and aside from completing five dribbles, popped up with the winner against Belgrano.

Emanuel Reynoso  ||  Talleres

There will be plenty of clubs keeping tabs on Emanuel Reynoso and against Olimpo the 21-year-old produced another performance full of purpose and creativity. 8 completed dribbles and three key passes, Reynoso is excelling in this Talleres side.

Nicolás Bertolo  ||  Banfield

Banfield got back on track after two defeats with a win over Unión and Nicolás Bertolo was vital. A goal and two assists helped El Taladro to a 3-1 victory.

Player of the week
Ricardo Centurión  ||  Boca Juniors

The vital second goal was Ricardo Centurión’s most important contribution but the skillful attacker was a thorn in San Martín’s side all afternoon.

Gustavo Bou  ||  Racing Club

With Lisandro López still out injured and Marcos Acuña away with Argentina, Racing needed El Pantera to step up and he did just that. Bou’s injury time winner was reward for an outstanding display that probably deserved a goal earlier.

Goal of the week

Cristian Pavon – San Martín v BOCA JUNIORS

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