Juan Manuel Iturbe lives up to his nickname with a Lionel Messi-esque goal for Porto v Celta Vigo

Small. Diminutive. Excellent at running with the ball. Argentinian.

Juan Manuel Iturbe ticks all the boxes and it will come as no surprise that he is one of countless players to be described as the “new Lionel Messi.”

Iturbe had made very few league appearances for Cerro Porteno and Quilmes but the hype surrounding the 19-year-old has been rife with Manchester United and Juventus linked in 2011 before FC Porto snared the youngster.

On Saturday night, comparisons with Messi could be made as Iturbe scored a wonder goal with a ridiculous run from deep as Porto won 3-0.

The defending and keeping leave a lot to be desired but the goal has immediately been compared to a trademark Lionel Messi special.

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