After a couple of rounds off Golazo’s Team of the week returns. With fourteen matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round nine, 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…
Josué Ayala || Temperley
Few would have fancied Temperley to take a point from the trip away to Banfield but thanks in part to the contribution of goalkeeper Josué Ayala, El Gasolero managed a draw.
Ignacio Rivero || Defensa y Justicia
Always a strong option down Defensa y Justicia’s right, Ignacio Rivero thrived in the 3-5-2 of old but even in Saturday’s 4-4-2, the 25-year-old excelled. A cross for one of the goals and a constant threat down the flank to stretch Lanús.
Germán Conti || Colón
Another week and another place in the team of the round for Germán Conti. Central defensive partner Guillermo Ortíz scored the only goal but Colón’s lanky young captain was vital once more as El Sabalero kept another clean sheet. Nine clearances and seven interceptions, Colón won’t be able to hold onto Conti for much longer.
Fernando Amorebieta || Independiente
Fernando Amorebieta has been less than convincing since joining Independiente at the start of the season and as a result has made do with a squad role but in the win over River Plate, the Venezuelan was excellent. Formidable in the air (won 100% of challenges) and made three important clearances.
Paulo Díaz || San Lorenzo
Paulo Díaz’s thumping header gave San Lorenzo a 2-0 lead away to San Martín but the Chilean was excellent in his defensive duties as well. With two tackles, three clearances and four interceptions, Díaz was an important part of the rearguard action.
Nicolás Domingo || Independiente
Not exactly a usual match winner, Nicolás Domingo did well to break forward and tuck away the only goal in Independiente’s win over River Plate. Having only left Los Millonarios at the start of the season, the goal capped a neat all-round performance from the 32-year-old.
Leandro Romagnoli || San Lorenzo
He may no longer be a starter at San Lorenzo but with Fernando Belluschi rested, club legend Leandro Romagnoli rolled back the years in the win over San Martín. Two assists, a 94% pass completion and four key passes, the 36-year-old was at the heart of Los Cuervos’ creativity.
Brahian Alemán || Gimnasia
Brahian Alemán may not have got on the scoresheet in Gimnasia’s win over Patronato but his influence was clear. Aside from slipping the pass through for Nicolás Colazo to open the score, the Uruguayan made four key passes and a game-high five successful dribbles.
Nicolás Fernández || Defensa y Justicia
A brace in the win over Lanús takes Nicolás Fernández’s tally to five goals from five games. A instinctive, predatory type of forward, the 21-year-old is impressing in Florencio Varela and could be the next to flourish for El Halcón.
Nicolás Blandi || San Lorenzo
Nicolás Blandi’s misses before the international break contributed to the defeat to Banfield but on Saturday the 27-year-old provided the focal point of the attack and scored twice to ensure all the points in San Juan.
Player of the week
Lautaro Martínez || Racing Club
If Borussia Dortmund scouts were indeed at La Bombonera on Sunday they would have seen what we have known for sometime now – Lautaro Martínez is the real deal. The 20-year-old scored one and made the other as Racing shocked Boca Juniors. One of the brightest talents for many a year, it is only a matter of time before one of Europe’s big clubs snaps up this bargain.
Goal of the week
Gol y asistencia. El partido de Lautaro Martínez vs. Boca. pic.twitter.com/DcVJRnyLfC
— La Academia (@LaAcade) November 20, 2017