Team & Goal of the week: Round Twenty Six

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Team of the week returns and with fourteen matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round twenty 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…

Team of the week - Football tactics and formations

Marcos Díaz  ||  Huracán

Faustino Asprilla might not be a fan after what Marcos Díaz said about Franco Armani but the 32-year-old earned Huracán an important point away to Talleres on Friday. A Copa Libertadores spot was on the line and by keeping a clean sheet and avoiding defeat, El Globo are now in the driving seat.

Diego Viera  ||  Godoy Cruz

After falling behind against Argentinos Juniors, Godoy Cruz needed to dig in to ensure they took three points from a tricky place like the Estadio Diego Maradona. Diego Viera was central to that, making 16 clearances during a dominant aerial performance.

Alejandro Donatti  ||  Racing Club

Alejandro Donatti was brought in to shore up Racing’s defence and while the experienced centre back has done that he has also brought goals. Sunday’s wonderful free-kick against Estudiantes not only earned Racing a win but was Donatti’s sixth in only 17 appearances.

Germán Conti  ||  Colón

Almost certain to be on his way, no one could begrudge Germán Conti a move after consistently producing the goods for the last two or three seasons. The 23-year-old made 11 clearances as Colón held River to a goalless draw and the club captain looks all set for a step up.

Emiliano Purita  ||  Arsenal

It isn’t often an Arsenal player makes the Team of the week but it’s even rarer that the relegated side win 4-0. Sergio Rondina’s side needed a spot of luck against Central but Emiliano Purita was excellent down the right and aside from his goal, the 21-year-old produced a display full of running and creativity.

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Lucas Robertone  ||  Vélez Sarsfield

Another week and another Lucas Robertone goal from midfield. The 21-year-old has always been a talent but is adding goals to his excellent all-round play. 90% pass accuracy, three key passes and winning possession three times, Robertone is fast becoming another of Vélez’s academy products destined for bigger things.

Leonardo Pisculichi  ||  Argentinos Juniors

He might have ended up on the losing side but Leonardo Pisculichi rolled back the years with a wonderful free-kick to give Argentinos Juniors the lead against Godoy Cruz. The veteran is nearing the end of his career but has still been able to provide Los Bichos with a lot this season.

Matías Vargas  ||  Vélez Sarsfield

Vélez are finally beginning to bear the fruit of their improved performances and that is due in no small part to the contribution of Matías Vargas. El Monito notched another two assists in the win over San Martín and so only Cristian Pavón has more. European clubs will be circling but Vélez must keep hold of the youngster for a little while longer.

Martín Benítez  ||  Independiente 

It hasn’t been the easiest week for Martín Benítez but the Independiente forward has not let it affect him on the pitch. After his vital goal in the Copa Libertadores last week, the 23-year-old opened the scoring against Gimnasia on Sunday. Benítez, for so long a figure of frustration, is producing some of his best football under Ariel Holan and is now a key figure in the starting eleven.

Player of the week
Cristian Pavón  ||  Boca Juniors

It remains to be seen if Cristian Pavón has played his way into the plane to Russia but one thing is certain, the 22-year-old has at times dragged Boca Juniors to what now looks certain to be a title. Another two assists against Unión were worth a priceless three points and Pavón’s creativity and pace may yet have the same effect for Argentina.

Santiago García  ||  Godoy Cruz

Santiago García just keeps on scoring. The Uruguayan took his tally for the season to 16 with a vital match winning brace against Argentinos Juniors and Godoy Cruz are just unfortunate that the AFA switched to year-long season, as they would have walked a short championship this year.

Goal of the week

a) Leonardo Pisulichi – ARGENTINOS JUNIORS v Godoy Cruz

b) Lucas Mancinelli – Atlético Tucumán v OLIMPO

 c) Ramón Ábila – BOCA JUNIORS v Unión

d) Alejandro Donatti – Estudiantes v RACING

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