Another week of the Superliga season and while Boca Juniors climbed to the top of the pile it wasn’t the most impressive display from Gustavo Alfaro’s side. One of the eleven that defeated Banfield makes the Team of the week but see who else shone elsewhere over the weekend.
With twelve 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.
To catch up with previous Teams of the week….
Esteban Andrada || Boca Juniors
Pushing Franco Armani hard for the Argentina number one position, Esteban Andrada produced another decisive display in Boca’s 1-0 win over Banfield on Sunday. A flying save to deny Agustín Urzi and another finger tip stop that pushed an effort onto the post, were it not for Andrada, Boca wouldn’t have kept the clean sheet that gave them three points.
Fabricio Bustos || Independiente
Once Argentina’s solution to the right-back problem Fabricio Bustos’ form dropped off badly over the past year but the 23-year-old was back to his best in the win over Colón on Saturday. Crossing to set up Silvio Romero’s late goal was reward for a lung-busting display down the right, full of energy and threat.
Héctor Martínez || Defensa y Justicia
There has been no shortage of talented youngsters impress on loan at Defensa y Justicia in recent years and while it’s been a difficult start to the season for El Halcón, Héctor Martínez excelled in the team’s first win of the season. The 21-year-old, River Plate loanee, alongside the equally impressive Juan Rodríguez, helped keep a clean sheet and provide the foundation for a 1-0 win over Gimnasia.
Mariano Bareiro || Huracán
Not the prettiest performance but an important one from Mariano Bareiro as Huracán took a point from the visit of Argentinos Juniors. Fourteen clearances and eight interceptions, the on loan defender proved his worth to El Globo.
Elías Gómez || Argentinos Juniors
A fantastic full-back performance, Elías Gómez made three tackles (100%) and won possession on ten occasions to help keep Huracán out in Argentinos Juniors’ goalless draw but the 25-year-old also excelled going forward – six successful dribbles and two key passes could have unlocked the hosts on another day.
Tomás Pochettino || Talleres
Talleres’ former Boca contingent would have enjoyed their victory over River Plate on Sunday and while Juan Komar and Andrés Cubas impressed, Tomás Pochettino really stood out. The midfielder made six key passes and won possession 15 times during a thoroughly deserved win at the Monumental.
Player of the week
Nicolás Domínguez || Vélez Sarsfield
It is with good reason that Lionel Scaloni included Nicolás Domínguez in the latest Argentina squad as the 21-year-old has established himself as one of the Superliga’s finest midfield all-rounders. Breaking forward from deep Domínguez added another two goals to his tally but with three tackles and six possession turnovers, there is plenty of grit too in the youngster’s game.