Monday, March 9, 2015

Gustavo Bou – Mr. Hat Trick

If 2014 was any indication of what was about to come, you already knew this guy. Ten goals in 15 games for Racing Club with three assists on top meant quite the breakout year for the now 25 year old striker Gustavo Bou, which led to winning the Argentinian championship. Wearing number 7, he now forms a brilliant duo with the newly acquired Diego Milito. They were absolute money in the first two matches that Racing played, the end results speak for themselves: 5-0 away at Deportivo Táchira, 4-1 at home versus Guaraní. So far, so good. But the role Bou played in those games is exceptional. In the first one, he not only scored three goals, but also assisted the other two by Lollo and Milito. He followed up on that performance by scoring yet another hat trick against the Paraguayan side. Seven goals in four Copa Libertadores appearances (2 games with River Plate in 2009), so nearly two per game, is a feat that no one else can come up with. In addition, every single one of them was scored with his right foot. That does not leave much doubt about his strengths, since heading is not one of them with a body size of a rather short 1.75m.

But if he keeps playing like he is right now, who knows which clubs might get interested in Racing’s most successful striker. The next chance to demonstrate his abilities will come soon, as they host Sporting Cristal from Peru who have not won a game thus far.

Stats: Started 2 games, 156/180 total minutes.

6 goals, 2 assists (26 minutes per goal, 19:30 minutes per scorer point).

Next game: Racing Club vs Sporting Cristal, Wednesday 1:45am CET.



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