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The promotion of Riqui Puig: He will debut in Champions and is increasingly important

Published:6/08/2020 - 08:54h

Updated:6/08/2020 - 09:59h

Riqui Puig has obtained prominence of radical form after the confinement, and foresees that have minutes this Saturday against the Napoli in which will be his debut in Champions League

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The FC Barcelona will face this Saturday the turn of a competition in which it expects to give the surprise in spite of not being favourite. The culés will receive to the Naples in the Camp Nou, and will do it with the impossibility to range to Arturo Vidal neither to Sergio Busquets in the medullary, by fault of the accumulation of yellow cards. Neither to Arthur Melo, that after his 'rebellion' follows confined in Brazil and will not go back to play with the Barça.

This ristra of drops in the room of machines, joined to the ascending dynamics of minutes that has gone having Riqui Puig from after the confinement, will do that probably the one of Matadepera was headline in front of the Naples or, at least, have of minutes of game. This will mean his debut in Champions League, a competition that does him special illusion and that now, after a lot of effort, will live in first person.

Riqui Puig has been headline in five of the last seven parties of the FC Barcelona, offering a vital performance so that the team carried out the parties. With the canterano in the centre of the field, the Barça wins freshness and rapidity in his combinations between lines, and also dynamism to the hour to arrive with more ease to the aledaños of the rival area.

The jovencísimo Barcelona player shows also that no thinks it to him of face to door, and in the last day of LaLiga 2019-20 already was about to to mark a golazo from out of the area against the Sportive Alavés, that so only the crossbar avoided. In front of the Naples, his surprising shots from the lejanía could be a new weapon for a Barcelona that will need the best performance of all his footballers.

Riqui Puig, every time with more minutes

It was a revulsivo from the bench in the 1-0 in front of the Athletic Club, consolidated in the 2-2 of Vigo and won a place of exit in the 2-2 in front of the Athletic of Madrid. It went back to be headline in front of Valladolid (0-1), Osasuna (1-2) and Alavés (0-5), when it offered a recital with two assistances to Messi and Semedo.

Now, with more maturity, confidence and experience after his contribution in these parties, Riqui Puig focuses the Champions League with the only ambition to arrive as far as possible and, ojalá, raise the 'orejona'. The first step will be to delete to the Naples, and foresees that Setién plant him in an eleven headline beside Rakitic, Sergi Roberto or Of Jong in the medullary. Or perhaps it decide to take him out in the second time like revulsivo. It was as it was, Riqui will go back to have prominence.

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