Boca Juniors took a grip on top spot of the Superliga after maintaining their impressive defensive record to see off San Lorenzo and it is now Talleres in hot pursuit after La T handed Diego Maradona another defeat as Gimnasia boss. Boca’s fierce rivals and soon to be Copa Libertadores dance partners, River Plate suffered defeat to Vélez but there were a number of excellent performances across the weekend.
With twelve matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round seven (photo via Sofascore), along with our Player of the round and pick of the goals. 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….
Player of the week
Lucas Hoyos || Vélez Sarsfield
Lucas Hoyos made six saves during Vélez Sarsfield’s victory over River Plate at the Monumental on Sunday but none were better or more decisive than the stunning penalty stop to deny Nacho Fernández a late equaliser.
Jonathan Sandoval || Argentinos Juniors
Crossing for Santiago Silva to add Argentinos Juniors’ third in the win over Central Córdoba, Jonathan Sandoval had an impact at both ends of the pitch. Providing width down the right but solid defensively.
Carlos Quintana || Argentinos Juniors
The important goal that broke the deadlock in La Paternal, Carlos Quintana was outstanding in the air as Argentinos Juniors climbed to third in the table. Three tackles (100%), five interceptions and seven clearances, Central Córdoba found it difficult to get through.
Alejandro Donatti || Racing Club
Racing pose such a huge threat from set-pieces and while Alejandro Donatti didn’t get on the scoresheet himself it was the defender’s header that set up Lisandro López for the winner. Ten clearances and three tackles, it is no surprise that Arsenal only managed to find the net via a direct free-kick.
Federico Milo || Unión
Unión had to settle for a draw with Rosario Central but Federico Milo couldn’t be faulted for effort. Getting forward down the left the 27-year-old made four key crosses and played a key part in the clean sheet with six clearances and three interceptions.