Round Six 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 six, 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…
Alan Aguerre || Vélez Sarsfield
After seeing their bright start to the season quickly dissipate, Vélez were in need of a result and got that against Newell’s. A clean sheet provided the foundation and Alan Aguerre’s six saves were a key factor.
Jorge Moreira || River Plate
While Marcelo Gallardo opted to rotate much of his starting eleven in the 2-2 draw with Atlético Tucumán, Jorge Moreira continued at right back and demonstrated his ability going forward. Always an option for the ball, Moreira made three key passes and completed a game high five dribbles in addition to winning possession on six occasions.
Miguel Barbieri || Racing Club
Racing’s defence may not have come in for many compliments recently but it was called upon on a number of occasions during Saturday’s much-needed win over Tigre. Miguel Barbieri provided an efficient route out of defence with the ball but was also strong in the air and the tackle, making eleven clearances.
Leonel Galeano || Godoy Cruz
Things didn’t work out for Leonel Galeano during his brief spell in Spain with Rayo Vallecano but the 26-year-old is back in Argentina and on Saturday showed signs of the potential evident as a youngster. Excellent bringing the ball out from the back, Galeano’s thirteen clearances crucial in Godoy Cruz’s cleansheet victory over Gimnasia.
Nicolás Tagliafico || Independiente
Despite calls for a penalty against Nicolás Tagliafico for handball, it was a typically all-action display from the the Independiente captain in the win over Chacarita. Bombing on to join the attack down the left, Tagliafico was excellent in his defensive duties, winning possession thirteen times and winning six aerial challenges.
Ezequiel Cerutti || San Lorenzo
The serious knee injury to Bautista Merlini will require far more from Ezequiel Cerutti if San Lorenzo want to share the responsibility around and the early indications are that the former Estudiantes forward is up to the challenge. Injury and inconsistency mean that Los Cuervos haven’t seen the best of the 25-year-old but with two goals on Friday, it could be the start of something.
Pablo Ledesma || Colón
Colón’s defence rightly receives a lot of credit but after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Temperley, Pablo Ledesma deserves enormous praise too. With 93% pass success and eight tackles, the former Boca midfielder was at the centre of everything.
Player of the week
Fernando Belluschi || San Lorenzo
Whenever San Lorenzo are on song, it is their conductor Fernando Belluschi leading the way. Friday’s win over Defensa y Justicia, saw the 34-year-old at his best, chalking up three assists and proving he remains one of the Superliga’s most creative midfield talents.
Ezequiel Barco || Independiente
It hadn’t been the easiest start to the season for young Ezequiel Barco after a dip in his form but the 18-year-old gave a reminder of his talents in Independiente’s win over Chacarita on Sunday morning. A neat pass for Fabricio Barco’s opener before expertly slotting in the winner after half time; Barco remains one of the Superliga’s top prospects.
José Sand || Lanús
Experience, awareness and a killer instinct are proving far more useful than any natural technical ability for Pepe Sand. Two shots on goal against Unión last Friday were enough for two goals and three points as the 37-year-old climbed to just a one behind Dario Benedetto in the Superliga’s list of top goalscorers.
Braian Romero || Argentinos Juniors
Argentinos Juniors notching a third straight win in impressive fashion against Rosario Central is worthy of huge credit and a vital piece of this success is forward Braian Romero. The forward’s pace is invaluable on the counter and his two goals, not only paved the way for victory but have demonstrated that the 26-year-old can carry his form up from the Nacional B.
Goal of the week
A) Ezequiel Cerutti – SAN LORENZO v Defensa y Justicia
B) Nicolás González – Rosario Central v ARGENTINOS JUNIORS
C) Javier Correa – GODOY CRUZ v Gimnasia
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D) Mauro Bogado – Olimpo v HURACÁN
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