Team & Goal of the week: Round Twelve


Team of the week returns and with fourteen matches to choose from (spread over a couple of weeks) here are the eleven that impressed from round twelve, along with our Player of the round and pick of the goals. All stats come courtesy of, 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…

Team of the week: Round 12 - Football tactics and formations

Guido Herrera ||  Talleres

One of the Superliga’s top goalkeepers over the past year or so, Guido Herrera played a vital role in Talleres’ win over Colón. The 25-year-old’s eight saves ensured a clean sheet and paved the way for the victory in Santa Fe.

Cristian Lema  ||  Belgrano

With one of the best defensive records in the league, Belgrano are enjoying a real upturn in form and Cristian Lema has been instrumental. The 25-year-old superbly marshalled the back four en route to a 1-0 win over Huracán on Friday.

Carlos Quintana ||  Talleres

After eleven clearances, 100% tackle success and five interceptions, just from Carlos Quintana it is easy to see how Talleres managed a clean sheet away to Colón. La T are often superb defensively and Juan Komar often catches the eye but the 29-year-old was the pick of the bunch.

Player of the week
Federico Rosso  ||  Chacarita Juniors

Chacarita Juniors had only won once this season and relegation still looks highly likely but on Monday evening Los Funebreros defeated Copa Libertadores finalists Lanús. Federico Rosso played a key part in the clean sheet despite the visitors’ poor display but also popped up to score twice.


Wilmar Barrios  ||  Boca Juniors

Not a likely match winner but Wilmar Barrios’ strike against Gimnasia gave Boca Juniors an invaluable three points. In addition to scoring the winner, the Colombian was his usual industrious self, making four tackles and six clearances.

Emanuel Reynoso  ||  Talleres

After a brief layoff Emanuel Reynoso returned to the form that rightly has the 22-year-old as one of the Superliga’s most promising talents. Full of creativity, Bebelo made three key passes, had a 90% pass completion rate and completed four dribbles. Only the crossbar denied Reynoso a deserved goal.

Federico Carrizo  ||  Rosario Central

It was far from a classic encounter between Central and Newell’s on Sunday but El Canalla claimed the win and Federico Carrizo’s double nutmeg provided a highlight. The former Boca forward looked as likely as anyone to make a difference and gave Central a real threat down the left.

Matías Rodríguez ||  Chacarita Juniors

Matías Rodríguez opened the scoring against Lanús, superbly finishing off a team move but also created another as Chacarita chalked up only a second win of the season.

Braian Romero  ||  Argentinos Juniors

After scoring plenty of goals in the Nacional B as Argentinos Juniors gained promotion, Braian Romero has understandably found things tougher in the Superliga. However, as Los Bichos kept conceding against Banfield on Saturday, Romero’s brace proved vital in securing an important away win.

Nicolás Blandi  ||  San Lorenzo

It may have been a couple of weeks ago but Nicolás Blandi was instrumental in ensuring that San Lorenzo finish the year as close to Boca as possible. The striker scored one and laid on the other for Nicolás Reneiro in a win over Atlético Tucumán to take his tally to six for the season.

Lautaro Martínez ||  Racing Club

It is no wonder that Atlético Madrid reportedly closed a deal for Racing Club’s Lautaro Martínez this week. The 20-year-old was at the centre of everything for La Academia and after crossing for Lisandro López’s second, Martínez later won a penalty and tucked it away on the rebound.

Goal of the week

a) Ezequiel Denis – Arsenal v INDEPENDIENTE

b) Brahian Alemán – Racing v GIMNASIA

c) Matías Rodríguez – CHACARITA v Lanús


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