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Pedri gets the Messi treatment from Barcelona fans after magical winner vs Sevilla


 

The Barcelona faithful were quick to make their appreciation for midfield starlet Pedri known, after the Spaniard found the net in what proved to be decisive fashion versus Sevilla on Sunday evening.

Xavi Hernandez's troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

In a crunch fixture amid the battle for Champions League football in La Liga, the Blaugrana welcomed the aforementioned Sevilla to the Camp Nou, aware that a victory would guide them level with the Andalusians in 2nd place, whilst also boasting a game in hand.

And, when all was said and done, emerge triumphant is precisely what the evening's hosts managed, courtesy of a moment of magic on the part of that man Pedri.

After being picked out on the edge of the Sevilla penalty area by Ousmane Dembele, Barca's midfield sensation left not one, but two defenders grounded, courtesy of a pair of sumptuous dummies.

And the 19-year-old was not done there, driving towards goal before picking out the bottom corner of Bono's net by means of a pinpoint strike.

Check out Pedri's latest showcase of individual brilliance below:

Barca fans react

As alluded to above, meanwhile, on the back of the club's ever-improving Spanish international coming up with his latest decisive moment in the club's colours, Barcelona's supporters, in turn, were not at all shy in making their appreciation known.

This came as those in attendance around the Camp Nou rose to their feet, leaning into a bowing motion, and belting out chants of 'Pedri, Pedri, Pedri'.

Those to have watched Barca with any sort of frequency over the last decade+ will of course be aware that identical actions, for some time, had been reserved almost solely for club legend and 7-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.

A testament, then, to the kind of regard which Pedri is held in on the part of fans of the Blaugrana...

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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