Quality! Puyol stops Pique from complaining to ref about lighter thrown on to pitch

You have to love Carles Puyol!

Of course, we aren’t condoning the throwing of objects on to football pitches and Gerard Pique would be well within his rights to complain about the lighter that did make its way on to the Bernabeu grass during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.

But, you just have to love Puyol’s speedy reaction which just stinks of “lets get on with the game already!”

Referee Carlos Clos was spared the bother of investigating and we could all get on with enjoying a brilliant spectacle from the two best teams on the planet.

The snippet of a clip was quickly picked up by the Spanish papers and is featured on all their websites now, in praise of the Barcelona captain.