The final round of Superliga action for 2019 is in the books and once more those vying for the title took it in turns to drop points. Argentinos Juniors will lead the way into 2020 but only by a solitary point after a draw with Estudiantes in La Paternal.
The opportunity to take a three-point advantage came about after Boca Juniors slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Rosario Central and River Plate were also frustrated at the Monumental, where Adolfo Gaich snatched a remarkable win for San Lorenzo.
Lanús jumped to within a point of the leaders with a win over Racing Club and Vélez climbed into fourth with victory in Paraná.
And while things at the top are increasingly congested, the relegation battle also got a little more intriguing. The bottom three remain the same but Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia beat Central Córdoba and Aldosivi won in Santa Fe against Colón.
With twelve matches to choose from here are the eleven that impressed from round sixteen.
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Player of the week
Sebastián Torrico || San Lorenzo
San Torrico is already a San Lorenzo icon but on Sunday evening produced another classic performance to help Los Cuervos to a surprise 1-0 win over River Plate. The home side threw everything at San Lorenzo and the 39-year-old stood firm, saving a penalty from Rafael Santos Borré to keep the clean sheet that earned victory.
Fernando Torrent || Arsenal
Arsenal have kept well away from the relegation battle this season and another win over Huracán wrapped up a fine 2019 for Sergio Rondina’s side. Fernando Torrent was excellent at right-back, winning possession five times but bombing forward to help on the attack.
Luciano Lollo || Banfield
For a former Racing captain returning to Avellaneda to frustrate Independiente is a sweet moment so Luciano Lollo will have enjoyed not only playing his part in keeping out El Rojo (11 clearances) but his winning goal in Banfield’s victory.
Héctor Martínez || Defensa y Justicia
It’s been a difficult start of the season for Defensa y Justicia but El Halcón have begun to turn things around and youngster Héctor Martínez has impressed on loan from River Plate. The 21-year-old scored his first goal in a 2-0 win over Godoy Cruz and will be eager for more playing time in 2020.
Enzo Díaz || Talleres
Talleres would have wanted three points from the visit of Unión yet in keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw, there were some positive performances defensively. Enzo Díaz at left-back made six tackles (100%), two interceptions and three clearances in addition to having a 92% pass completion rate.