Joaquin Larrivey the driving force behind Celta Vigo form

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Now, if you ask me, Spanish football is overlooked nowadays, apart from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Well, at least in England. However, today I want to take a look at a player I've met before, Joaquin Larrivey, who this summer completed a move from Rayo Vallecano to the Galician side.

The start of the season has evidently been a successful for Luis Enrique's former team. After 7 games they sit 6th in the La Liga, surely now they're looking to retain that and go on to qualify for the Europa League or even the Champions League, which would be monumental for the Gallego side.

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Among those Celta Vigo players who have impressed like Nolitó, who was voted best player of the month of September. They said: “The Cadiz striker has been one of the key pieces for the Galician side, which finished September in sixth place with 12 points. Nolito’s four goals combined with his massive impact on Celta’s game of celestial are biggest assets.”


He scored four goals as well as Larrivey did, however, focusing on Larrivey, he's proved to be a nuisance in and around the penalty area, his latest goal against Villarreal proving that he is also a fine finisher.

Our friends at Squawka, with their never ending matrix of stats prove already how clinical the Argentine is. In seven games he's netted four times, not bad for a new boy at the club, and his shot accuracy is 83%, which compared with Chelsea striker Diego Costa; who boasts an astonishing 84%, is a clear indicator that the Argentine is to be feared. Also we notice that the Argentine can also assist as well, which is a great attribute for a modern day striker to have.

Call up

Something I find shocking is the fact he hasn't been called up to the Argentinian National Team yet. Then again, looking at the strikers they can boast with Messi, Aguero and Di Maria to name a few, it would be hard to shine in that team. However, if he carry's on like this, it must certainly be inevitable.

Surely now, Larrivey and Nolito must push on and help the Galicians to a top 10 finish, even maybe a European aspiration too. What do you all think? Can Larrivey fire Celta Vigo to Europe?

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Diego Costa
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