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Riqui Puig posts seriously impressive stats against Alaves

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The youngster shone for Barcelona

FBL-ESP-LIGA-ALAVES-BARCELONA Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images

Riqui Puig was in the starting XI up again for Barcelona on Sunday at Alaves and put in the sort of performance that will make it very hard for Quique Setien to leave him out in the future.

The midfielder picked up two assists in the 5-0 win, becoming the youngest player to achieve that in almost 10 years.

It was not the only eye-catching stat from the 20-year-old at Mendizorrotza.

Puig was also unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet. The youngster smashed an absolute rocket against the crossbar in the opening minutes of the match.

It feels like we’ve been waiting a long time for Puig to finally make the breakthrough into the first team, and this was the sort of performance that showed exactly what he has to offer Barcelona.