Round Three of the Superliga down, Golazo’s Team of the week returns. With fourteen matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round three, 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 Superliga matches. Feel free to disagree and leave a comment suggesting who you thought should have made it…
Mariano Andújar || Estudiantes
Estudiantes’ goalless draw with Colón was hardly a classic but Mariano Andújar’s safe hands made certain that El Pincha left Santa Fe with a point. Five saves from the experienced keeper preserved the clean sheet.
Germán Conti || Colón
A regular in the team of the week last season, Germán Conti is back after a dominant display in the goalless draw with Estudiantes. Eight defensive aerial challenges won, 100% tackle success, nine clearances and eight interceptions, it’s easy to see why the visitors found it so difficult to breakthrough.
Cristian Lema || Belgrano
Belgrano were woeful last season but have made a decent start to the Superliga and thanks to Cristian Lema’s header in La Paternal chalked up a second win. The 27-year-old was solid defensively with seven interceptions and five clearances in addition to his match winner.
Marcos Senesi || San Lorenzo
One of Argentina’s top defensive prospects, Marcos Senesi proved that with his display against Arsenal on Saturday. The 20-year-old was excellent at the back with six successful tackles and then popped up with the only goal of the game in the second half.
Martín Rivero || Patronato
Patronato have exceeded expectation with their start to the Superliga and in Friday’s win over Tigre, Martín Rivero was instrumental. The midfielder not only scored twice but recorded a remarkable 97% pass completion rate.
Marcelo Saracchi || River Plate
River appear to found another gem in Marcelo Saracchi. Marcelo Gallardo once again dipped into his knowledge of the Uruguayan market to bring the 19-year-old to the Monumental and the dynamic full back was key to the win over San Martín on Sunday. Decent defensively and a more than willing runner down the wing, Saracchi recorded his first assist.
Player of the week
Pablo Pérez || Boca Juniors
It’s with good reason that Pablo Pérez is being linked with a call-up to the Argentina squad. The 32-year-old has maintained an incredible level over recent months but in Sunday’s victory over Godoy Cruz stole the show. Two goals and an assist, Pérez was everywhere in Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s engine-room.
Joaquín Torres || Newell’s Old Boys
His first goal for the club may have taken a wicked deflection but after his bright performance last weekend, Joaquín Torres proved it was no fluke in the win over Olimpo. The 20-year-old’s energetic display was full of positivity as he was always looking to run at the opposition and create.
Ignacio Pussetto || Huracán
Huracán certainly haven’t started the Superliga like a team in relegation danger and while Wanchope Ábila will take a lot of the credit, Ignacio Pussetto was once again superb in Monday’s win over Gimnasia. Another two goals for the 21-year-old, Pussetto is relishing playing off Wanchope and El Globo are benefitting.
Franco Soldano || Unión
Franco Soldano has started the season in fantastic form and his brace against Defensa y Justicia not only earned Unión a second victory of the season but took his own tally to three. Strong in the air and an accomplished penalty box finisher, the 23-year-old is enhancing his reputation by the week.
Cristian Pavón || Boca Juniors
Darío Benedetto was surprisingly not on the scoresheet in Boca’s win over Godoy Cruz but said in an interview this week that he owed half his goals to Cristian Pavón. The 21-year-old could earn a place in Jorge Sampaoli’s squad and on Sunday notched another assist and bagged himself a goal too.
Goal of the week
Nahitan Nández – BOCA JUNIOR v Godoy Cruz
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