Team of the week returns with fourteen matches to choose from so here are the eleven that impressed from round twenty-two 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…
César Rigamonti || Quilmes
Quilmes ended a run of seven-straight defeats and have the efforts of César Rigamonti, in part, to thank for that. The 30-year-old produced six saves to ensure a clean sheet and an invaluable three points.
José Luis Gómez || Lanús
An ever-present in team of the week last season, José Luis Gómez showed flashes of his old self with a bustling display at right back in Lanús’ win over Velez. With four tackles and five interceptions, the 23-year-old did all that was asked but characteristically burst forward at every opportunity to support the attack.
Germán Conti || Colón
Another week and another team of the week inclusion for Germán Conti as Colón racked up a seven-straight win. The 22-year-old is a key reason why El Sabalero have only conceded once in that time and in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Sarmiento, Conti showed his threat from set-pieces by almost bagging himself a goal too.
Gastón Aguirre || Temperley
Temperley remain far from safe in the relegation battle but boosted their chances with a huge win over Racing. The 3-0 scoreline suggests it was far more comfortable but El Gasolero needed to defend and Gastón Aguirre was a mountain. The 35-year-old won 100% of his aerial challenges and made more clearances than anyone on the pitch.
Sebastián Dubarbier || Estudiantes
Despite Estudiantes needing to ride their luck to earn a point away to Independiente, Sebastián Dubarbier gave an excellent full-back’s performance. Three tackles and four interceptions displayed his defensive work but the former Almería got forward well and his delivery produced the second goal.
Fernando Gago || Boca Juniors
It’s no surprise that Fernando Gago’s return saw an improvement in Boca and a vital three points in the title race. The former Argentina international made an incredible 121 passes (double the amount of the second highest on the pitch) to orchestrate everything that Boca did.
Leonardo Di Lorenzo || Temperley
Two goals in two weeks for veteran Leonardo Di Lorenzo and while last week’s winner against San Lorenzo owed as much to poor goalkeeping than anything else, the 35-year-old’s strike against Racing was utterly unstoppable.
Gabriel Gudiño || Atlético de Rafaela
Atlético de Rafaela are still a long way from safety but Gabriel Gudiño’s goal away to Olimpo to give the ten men, three points will be the critical moment should La Crema avoid the drop. The 25-year-old battled well after the sending off but provided the outlet on the break.
Juan Manuel Martínez || Vélez Sarsfield
You almost had to feel a little for Juan Manuel Martínez as he tried everything in his power to help Vélez get something from their trip to Lanús, only to be let-down by his supporting cast. El Burrito completed a staggering 14 dribbles in his effort to create something and the club must retain the veteran for next season.
Player of the week
Darío Benedetto || Boca Juniors
Another two goals for Darío Benedetto took his season tally to fourteen and any remaining critics from when Pipa signed for Boca are surely silenced. A deadly finisher, Benedetto now leads the scoring charts and averages an impressive goal every 96 minutes.
Mauro Guevgeozián || Temperley
What a signing Mauro Guevgeozián is turning out to be for Temperley as the Uruguayan-Armenian scored twice in the win over Racing and took his tally to four from six games since signing. El Gaselero desperately needed goals to stay up and the 30-year-old might just provide that.
Goal of the week
Leonardo Di Lorenzo – Temperley v Racing Club