Round Five 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 five, 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…
Marcos Díaz || Huracán
One of four goalless draw in round five, Huracán’s point away to Defensa y Justicia can be credited, at least in part, to goalkeeper Marcos Díaz. The 31-year-old made seven saves to ensure El Globo didn’t concede.
Jonás Gutiérrez || Independiente
Ariel Holan has already praised Jonás Gutiérrez’s versatility and it has proved very useful in the absence of Fabricio Bustos at right back. El Galgo shone in Sunday’s win over Vélez, defending superbly with 100% tackle success and providing a constant attacking option down the right.
Guillermo Ortiz || Colón
Centre back partner Germán Conti usually takes the plaudits but Guillermo Ortíz proved his worth in Colón’s goalless draw away at San Lorenzo. The 25-year-old was outstanding as the visitors held out to deny Los Cuervos, making seven clearances and six interceptions.
Juan Komar || Talleres
Another of Talleres’ outstanding young prospects, Juan Komar gave another excellent performance in the win over Patronato. Strong in the air and decent bringing the ball out from the back, the 21-year-old was key in keeping a clean sheet and is one of Argentina’s top defensive talents.
Nicolás Tagliafico || Independiente
The Independiente captain brought up 100 appearances for El Rojo on Sunday and back in his preferred left back position gave a typically marauding performance. Fierce in the tackle, Tagliafico was unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet with a header that clattered against the crossbar.
Germán Ferreyra || Arsenal
Arsenal’s victory away to Banfield came as something of a surprise and could be hugely significant in the relegation battle but while all of Humberto Grondona’s side deserve praise, Germán Ferreyra was instrumental. The 21-year-old worked tirelessly with his side down to ten men and ran the length of the pitch to finish the counter attack that won the game.
Emanuel Reynoso || Talleres
Talleres should make the most of Emauel Reynoso as it seems only a matter of time before the 21-year-old leaves Córdoba. It wasn’t even one of his best performances but his typically probing passing was central to victory over Patronato and Reynoso’s underrated defensive work also saw the youngster winning back possession.
Maxi Rodríguez || San Martín
Rosario Central’s red cards may have tipped the game in San Martín’s favour but Maxi Rodríguez was at the centre of everything the home side did creatively. The Uruguayan chalked up two assists but led the way in terms of key passes and dribbles to help secure three points.
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Maxi Meza || Independiente
Maxi Meza’s nutmeg that left Braian Cufre on his backside was worthy of a place in team of the week alone but the 24-year-old produced one of his best performances in an Independiente shirt. Meza’s goal sealed the points for El Rojo but his industry in midfield was vital.
Player of the week
Franco Soldano || Unión
Unión’s unbeaten start to the season deserves enormous credit and one of the major factors behind that has been the form of centre forward Franco Soldano. The 23-year-old smashed in his fourth of the season against Olimpo but also provided the through-ball for Lucas Gamba to wrap up the win.
José Sand || Lanús
Two of his goals may have been penalties but Pepe Sand just keeps on scoring. The 37-year-old brought up 100 goals for the club last week and added a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Gimnasia. What the veteran may lack in pace and skill, Sand makes up for with his positioning and more importantly his killer mentality in front of goal.
Goal of the week
Juan Otero – Temperley v ESTUDIANTES
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