Another four weeks has passed in The Chilean Experience so it it time for another Player of the Month…
5. Gustavo Lorenzetti
Staying at number five is Argentine Gustavo Lorenzetti. It’s been a solid if unspectacular start to the season for Lorenzetti but his ball retention skills in the midfield have been crucial to some of the victories this month. Another good month for Lornzetti.
4. Luis Marín
Finally getting his chance in the team in the last four weeks, keeper Marín has given the Universidad backline an air of solidity that Johnny Herrera never has. He is reliable, unflashy and one of the best in the league.
3. Patricio Rubio
In at number three this month is new striker Rubio and it is for one simple reason – he scored a ton of goals in a short space of time. A natural finisher who is looking more lethal than Isaac Díaz, Rubio is La U’s top scorer with 6 goals in 6 games so far. Add in the fact that he was singled out in Week 5 for his four goal haul against Antofagasta and Rubio deserves number three.
2. Juan Ignacio Sills
A rock at the heart of the defence, Sills was the stand out at the back for La U as the much maligned defence tightened up over the last four weeks. It’s perhaps telling that the one poor defensive performance came when Sills was suspended (the hammering at Lanus). His recent knee injury (keeping him out for around six months) hopefully does not affect the defence too much which says a lot about his importance to the side.
1. Charles Aránguiz
The second Player of the Month has been a favourite right from the beginning on The Chilean Experience – Charles Aránguiz. His return this month coincided with a great run of performances and results. His ability on the ball is head and shoulders above everyone else in Chile which combined with his calmness and confidence makes him a feared playmaker. He resembles Barcelona star Andres Iniesta in so many ways which is about as big a compliment as you can get.
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