Riqui Puig, shooting to goal against Arsenal in the Trophy Joan Gamper

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VIRAL: Riqui Puig emulated to Iniesta and Xavi with this technical detail

Published:5/08/2019 - 00:57h

Updated:5/08/2019 - 00:57h

Riqui Puig was again one of the best players of FC Barcelona, in this occasion against Arsenal during the first 45 minutes

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Riqui Puig already was the most stood out player of the FC Barcelona in the friendly against the Vissel Kobe, and this Sunday went back to shine during the 45 minutes that remained on the terrain of game. The Barcelona midfield player acted during the first time in the medullary culé beside Frenkie of Jong and Rakitic, and played to a big level leaving fall in several occasions by the aledaños of the rival area.

It shot to goal and regretted afterwards by that the shot went repelled by the goalkeeper, while the public applauded his intentions. The played more stood out of Riqui Puig, however, was not a shot to goal neither a pass in depth for some mate. It was a technical gesture that remembered to Iniesta and Xavi Hernández, and that gladdened to the more nostálgicos.

Riqui Puig, that found with the balloon shut in the balcony of the area, revolved with a half croquette, turned and changed quickly the spherical of direction, giving continuity to the played of attack of the FC Barcelona. The technical virtuosity and the atrevimiento of Riqui Puig generated the admiration of big part of the public in the Camp Nou, ilusionado with his star in ciernes.

To the half part was substituted, but expects that it go back to have prominence during the two next friendly parties of the FC Barcelona in United States, both against the Naples. The pity, this season 2019-20, will be not being able to see him too much in official parties. At least a priori, and taking into account the accumulation of effective of the staff in the room of machines.

Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Of Jong, Aleñá, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto and until Coutinho can act in positions of the centre of the field. Riqui Puig does not have place for now in the first team, not even if it leaves Rakitic or some another heavy weight.

Riqui Puig does not have place... And Aleñá neither

In fact, one of the canteranos that theoretically is by on his, Carles Aleñá, also could live a campaign of some ostracism after the arrival of Frenkie of Jong. The time will say if it is favourable to look for a cession for both players, or if by the contrary can have minutes and opportunities in the FC Barcelona 2019-20. Knowing to Ernesto Valverde and his conservative decisions, surely have it difficult.

Although the 'Txingurri' follow showing that it is loved so much with the performance of Aleñá as with the one of Riqui Puig. We will see to the hour of the truth, when they arrive the official parties, which are the midfield players that accumulate more minutes and which remain more time in the bench. A thing is clear: blessed competition the one of the Barça.

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