Round Four of the Superliga is done and dusted and so as ever here is the Golazo Team & Goal of the week!
With thirteen matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round four, 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…
Jeremias Ledesma || Rosario Central
Jeremias Ledesma may have ended up on the losing side, conceding twice in Avellaneda but that was through no fault of the Central goalkeeper. In fact the 25-year-old produced one of the finest double-saves you will see to keep Racing’s lead down.
Leonardo Godoy || Talleres
Fabricio Bustos, Leonel Di Placido and Renzo Saravia might be off with Argentina but there is arguably no better right-back in the Superliga than Leonardo Godoy. Talleres ended Godoy Cruz’s unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win and the 23-year-old defended well and as always provided plenty of width.
Leonardo Sigali || Racing Club
Racing let the Copa Libertadores dream slip through their fingers in midweek but against Central on Sunday, La Academia were back at it. Leonardo Sigali was terrific in central defence and his 100% record in aerial challenges saw the 31-year-old make seven clearances during the cleansheet win.
Lucas Acevedo || San Martín de Tucumán
It wasn’t enough for a first win back in the top flight but Lucas Acevedo earned San Martin de Tucuman a valuable point against Gimnasia. The 26-year-old headed a 90th minute equaliser but so strong in the air, Acevedo was vital in defending too.
Carlos Araujo || Huracán
Tucking away the finish at the end of a fine passing move was just reward for Carlos Araujo who was outstanding at left-back for Huracán in the win over San Martín. Eight tackles and three interceptions prove just how important the veteran was defensively but despite his advanced age, the 36-year-old readily got forward.
Lucas Menossi || Tigre
Few would have predicted Tigre to still be unbeaten after four rounds and fewer still would have thought Lucas Menossi would be a regular on the scoresheet. A superbly taken goal in Mar del Plata gave Tigre a first win and the defensive midfielder looks to be a key factor if El Matador are to avoid relegation.
Nahitan Nández || Boca Juniors
Boca scoring three times against Vélez meant the focus was on the goals but Nahitan Nández produced a busy performance in midfield to keep matters under control. Nine tackles and three interceptions stopped the visitors in their tracks and the Uruguayan provided Boca with a great foundation.
Juan Fernando Quintero || River Plate
A truly outstanding goal that few players in the Superliga could score Juan Fernando Quintero finally broke River Plate’s Superliga goal drought and while it wasn’t quite enough for three points, the Colombian was at the heart of everything. Every touch is with the intent to hurt and any gaps are exposed by Quintero’s dribbling and passing.
Alexis Mac Allister || Argentinos Juniors
Argentinos Juniors’ youngsters continue to impressive and once again Alexis Mac Allister shone in the win over Lanús. The 19-year-old scored one well taken shot on the spin but could have had a hat-trick were it not for a couple of good stops by Guillermo Sara.
Cristian Pavón || Boca Juniors
It was no surprise to see Boca shake off their dip in league form with a deserved win over Vélez and for Cristian Pavón to be at the centre of that. The 22-year-old did what he does best to open the scoring, racing in behind to powerfully finish but with his direct running and pace, Pavón was too much for the visitors all evening.
Player of the week
Lisandro López || Racing Club
Lisandro López hinted that the end of the year could see the veteran striker hang up his boots but on the evidence of Sunday, there is still plenty of life in Licha. The 35-year-old opened the scoring and only a very tight offside decision denied López another.
Goal of the week
1) Gastón Verón – ARGENTINOS JUNIORS v Lanús
2) Cristian Pavón – BOCA JUNIORS v Vélez
3) Lucas Menossi – Aldosivi v TIGRE
4) Juan Fernando Quintero – San Lorenzo v RIVER PLATE
5) Carlos Araujo – San Martín v HURACÁN