Barcelona gem continues to amaze in one key area – report

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 12: Pau Cubarsi of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 12, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
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After an initial phase of surprise, FC Barcelona fans are now getting acclimatized to seeing Pau Cubarsi’s brilliant performances whenever he steps on the pitch, despite being only 17 years old.

The last match against Las Palmas was another game in which the youngster once again showed his talents, although he needed some time to get into the game.

In this game, Cubarsi was without his trusted partner, Ronald Araujo, as it was Inigo Martinez who accompanied him in the center of the defense.

However, as SPORT has noted, this change did not impact the Barcelona defender’s game too much, as he once again put in a great shift, especially when passing the ball, which is clearly observable from his statistics.

Cubarsi was once again at his best when passing the ball, as he completed 87 of his 91 total attempted passes, thus recording a commendable 96% passing success rate.

Furthermore, his passes also had a great variety, as almost all his teammates got on their end, and he also mixed some high-risk line-breaking passes with other safe passes.

He also put in three long balls and continues to prove his mettle in the area of passing the ball throughout the pitch.

In total, the defender got on the ball 103 times in this match, but lost the ball only 6 times, which is not too bad for a player of his age and experience.

But above these statistics, it was the way that he played, with elegance and class oozing through his passes, that makes him such a beloved player for the Barcelona fans.

Now, with another impressive performance in the bag, the youngster will now be looking to participate in the all-important upcoming tie against Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League. Cubarsi is expected to link up with Ronald Araujo for this match, after the latter was allowed to rest against Las Palmas.

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