Pedri, a Barcelona adolescent, has been praised as the club’s future and is frequently likened to superstar Andres Iniesta.
Those similarities may not be far-fetched after his spectacular strike in Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League match against Galatasary.
Pedri came up and hauled Barcelona back into the tie with an incredible effort with Barcelona down one-nil on the night and on aggregate courtesy of a Marcao header.
After receiving a pass in the box from Ferran Torres, the midfielder dropped his shoulder, sending a defender flying past, and then dropping his shoulder again as another defender slid by.
The 19-year-old then displayed incredible poise in slotting the ball beyond the goalkeeper.
The Blaugrana finally won the game and advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to Aubameyang’s second-half goal, but it was Pedri’s spectacular shot that dominated social media after the game.
Pedri "dead body go surplus" Gonzalez. pic.twitter.com/KiCJSNIEXE
— 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐄𝐒 (@ChaaliiyKay) March 17, 2022
Pedri the Golden Boy dribbling past everyone, who says he is overrated Barca Pedri Dembele Xavi Jordi Alba 😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/Wbw2tVu2bX
— OLUWASEUN TOLA (@tseun13) March 17, 2022