Riqui Puig's goal in the second half isn't enough to overhaul the team from Alicante
Barça B fell to their second loss of the season, 4-1 against Hercules. The team from Alicante were already 2-0 up by half-time, thanks to the goals from Yeray and Benja. Although Riqui Puig responded for the visitors in the second half, another from Benja and one from Carlos Martínez secured the win for the hosts.
Hercules grabbed two goals in the first half hour. Yeray's header from a counterattack and Benja's shot from outside the area put them firmly in control.
Riqui Puig cuts the deficit
Garcia Pimienta's side started the second half with the aim of reducing the deficit, and Riqui Puig did just that on 68, silencing the crowd at the Rico Pérez Stadium in the process. An immediate reaction saw Benja restore the two goal lead, and with 10 minutes to play, Carlos Martínez put the game beyond Barça's reach.
Hèrcules, 4 Barça B, 1
Hèrcules: Falcón, Álvaro, Samuel, Pablo Íñiguez, Nani, Fran Miranda, Yeray (Diego Benito, min 87), Alejandro Alfaro (Moha, min 77), Carlos Martínez (Pedro Torres, min 80), Jesús Alfaro and Benja. Barça B: Iñaki Peña, Cuenca, Guillem (Mingueza, min 76), Riqui Puig, Álex Collado, Monchu (Jandro, min 85), Abel Ruiz, Sarsanedas, Marqués (Nils, min 64), Akieme and Chumi. Goals: 1-0, Yeray (min 16); 2-0, Benja (min 25); 2-1, Riqui Puig (min 68); 3-1, Benja (min 70); 4-1, Carlos Martínez (min 80). Official: Lax Franco. Yellow cards for Yeray, Nani, Monchu and Cuenca.