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The five best Under-23 performances from this weekend

Once again the kids are proving that age is just a number.

Here are our top five Under-23 performances from the weekend …

Riqui Puig

Age: 20

Club: Barcelona

First-team opportunities have been hard to come by this season, but Puig really took his opportunity against Alavés on Sunday.

The La Masía product completed 90% of his passes, created three big chances and made three tackles in what was a complete performance.

Reece James

Age: 20

Club: Chelsea

Why do England suddenly have amazing depth at right back? James did his reputation no harm against Manchester United at Wembley.

His physical, all-action style looks perfect for modern football and Olivier Giroud was practically licking his lips with such consistent service.

Marcus Edwards

Age: 21

Club: SC Vitória

Eyebrows were raised Mauricio Pochettino once compared him to Messi, but Edwards is proving his quality every week in Portugal.

The 21-year-old has been in amazing post-lockdown form and scored another brilliant individual goal against Maritímo on Sunday.

Kieran Tierney

Age: 22

Club: Arsenal

After an injury hit arrival at Arsenal, Tierney is exceeding expectations already in North London.

He was outstanding defensively against Manchester City and even assisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second goal.

Diego Rossi

Age: 22

Club: Los Angeles FC

What’s better than scoring a hat-trick against fierce rivals LA Galaxy? Scoring four goals against fierce rivals LA Galaxy.

Diego Rossi has five goals and an assist in the absence of Carlos Vela at the MLS is Back tournament.

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