The Superclásico dominated the headlines over the weekend but a disappointing game didn’t see River Plate or Boca Juniors’ players figure prominently in the Team of the week.
With twelve matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round five, 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….
Alejandro Sánchez || Atlético Tucumán
Atlético Tucumán’s dip in form this season is clear and it required an impressive goalkeeping display from Alejandro Sánchez to keep a clean sheet and ensure a win over Arsenal. Seven saves from the 32-year-old was a Superliga-high for Round Five.
Player of the week
Angelo Gabrielli || Newell’s Old Boys
A spot of luck with the deflection on his shot to give Newell’s their third goal, Angelo Gabrielli was superb at right-back when it was thought the injury to Facundo Nadalín would be a real blow. A fine cross for Cristian Lema to head the second and an otherwise solid defensive display, the Uruguayan was tremendous.
Cristian Lema || Newell’s Old Boys
After a horrific error gifted Huracán a goal it would be easy to overlook Cristian Lema’s performance but the 29-year-old responded brilliantly. A towering header and a calmly taken penalty gave Lema two goals yet it is his strength in the air and the tackle that have been such assets to La Lepra this season.