Another week of Superliga action done and so Golazo Team & Goal of the week is back.
With eleven matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round fifteen, 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…
Mariano Andújar || Estudiantes
Mariano Andújar didn’t have a great deal to do against San Lorenzo on Saturday afternoon but what the veteran goalkeeper did, earned Estudiantes a point. The 35-year-old’s penalty save to deny Pablo Mouche meant the home side didn’t double their lead and eventually a spot kick at the other end resulted in Mariano Pavone snatching a draw.
Emiliano Amor || Aldosivi
Argentinos Juniors aren’t the greatest attacking side but Emiliano Amor deserves praise for not only heading Aldosivi’s injury time winner but also defending admirably. The 23-year-old made 13 clearances as the home side looked to get balls into Raúl Bobadilla and was firm in the tackle to limit shots on goal.
Alexander Barboza || Defensa y Justicia
Seems like every week that one of Defensa y Justicia’s impressive unbeaten side are in the Team of the week and Alexander Barboza is certainly no stranger. The towering centre back made seven clearances and stole possession twice during the clean sheet and victory over Colón on Sunday and as ever Barboza was excellent in not only marshalling the defence but also bringing the ball out from the back with four successful dribbles.
Lisandro Martínez || Defensa y Justicia
It’s almost possible to forget Lisandro Martínez is an outstanding defender such is his ability with the ball at his feet because aside from his vital role in Defensa y Justicia keeping another clean sheet in the win over Colón, the 20-year-old had an 87% pass completion rate, completed two key passes and three dribbles. Martínez has been one of the bargains signings and a real blow for Newell’s who allowed him to leave so cheaply.
Nicolás Domínguez || Vélez Sarsfield
It’s been a tremendous 2018 for Nicolás Domínguez and it seems only a matter of time before the 20-year-old becomes the latest Vélez academy product to make the leap to Europe. Confidence is obviously high, if his new blonde hair-do is anything to go by, but Domínguez backed it up with his third goal of the season in the draw with Patronato. In addition to winning possession three times, the youngster made two key passes as he influenced things at both ends.