Another week of Superliga action done so the Golazo Team & Goal of the week is back.
With eleven matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round seventeen, 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…
Player of the week
Martín Campaña || Independiente
Ten-man Independiente held on for a point away to San Lorenzo and much of that is down to captain Martín Campaña. A superb penalty stop denied Nicolás Blandi in the first half and as the pressure mounted after the break, the Uruguayan held firm to make six saves.
Leonardo Godoy || Talleres
Consistently one of the best right-backs in the league, Leonardo Godoy proved that once again on Friday. Bursting forward on the overlap to crash the ball past Banfield goalkeeper Mauricio Arboleda one element of Godoy’s game but a defensive side that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Leonardo Sigali || Racing Club
Racing’s defensive reinforcements are a key reason behind their status as title favourites and Leonardo Sigali showed just why once more on Sunday. A sound display at the back was capped by a superbly taken goal to wrap up victory over Huracán.
Dylan Gissi || Patronato
Not often a Patronato defender makes it into the Team of the week but after a 3-0 win against one of the Superliga’s leading scorers, Dylan Gissi deserves it. The 27-year-old arrived on a free from Defensa y Justicia and made eight clearances and five interceptions in another vital Patronato win.
Ian Escobar || San Martín de San Juan
The loan signing of Ian Escobar looked a promising one when San Martín brought the 22-year-old in from Talleres this summer and the left-back is already repaying that faith. Two tackles, two interceptions and a willingness to break down the left, allowed the home side to overload to great effect with Mosca operating further ahead.
Iván Marcone || Boca Juniors
There weren’t many players who could fill the void left by the sale of Wilmar Barrios but Iván Marcone was certainly one. The outstanding number five has been one of the best central midfielders in the Americas for several years and so it’s no surprise to see Marcone is an instant success at La Bombonera. Four tackles, two interceptions, four dribbles and 93% pass accuracy evidence of his all-round game.
Sebastián Palacios || Talleres
Injury forced off Sebastián Palacios before half time as Talleres didn’t want to take risks ahead of their Copa Libertadores tie against São Paulo but the 27-year-old had already done enough. A wonderful solo goal broke the deadlock in the fifth minute and soon after Palacios thread the ball through for Leonardo Godoy to score the second.
Nicolás de la Cruz || River Plate
It’s not been easy for Nicolás de la Cruz since signing for River Plate but the 21-year-old produced perhaps his best performance under Marcelo Gallardo in the win over Vélez on Sunday. A wonderful pass to create the opener for Rafael Santos Borré and a 90% pass accuracy, the Uruguayan showed no signs of lacking confidence during what was a dynamic midfield display.
Gabriel Carabajal || Patronato
Patronato’s upturn in form in 2019 has been sensational and while the new signings have helped, several others have stepped up too. Gabriel Carabajal arrived in the box to score a brilliant diving header in the win over Atlético Tucumán but with an assist, three dribbles and two key passes, the midfielder was crucial.
Claudio Mosca || San Martín de San Juan
A 35-yard piledriver wrapped up San Martín’s vital win over Estudiantes but also capped an impressive display by Claudio Mosca on the left of midfield. The 27-year-old had crossed for the second and also worked tirelessly defensively, making nine tackles.
Lisandro López || Racing Club
The Superliga’s leading scorer added to his tally with a penalty against Huracán and while it was only a penalty, it was decisive. Aside from his goals, López gives so much more to this Racing side and led La Academia to another crucial three points.
Goal of the week
Alexi Gómez – GIMNASIA v Tigre
Mauro Zárate – BOCA v Godoy Cruz
Mauro Bogado – SAN MARTÍN v Estudiantes
Claudio Mosca – SAN MARTÍN v Estudiantes
Los goles de Mauro Bogado y Claudio Mosca en la victoria de San Martín de San Juan contra Estudiantes son, sin duda, de lo mejor de la fecha: pic.twitter.com/YXa1Glwj0v
— Esquema Fútbol (@FutbolEsquema) February 5, 2019