BARCELONA - Barcelona's teenage sensation Pedri scored a magnificent goal in the second half to secure a 1-0 win over fading Sevilla on Sunday as they climbed above their opponents into second spot in LaLiga after extending their winning streak to five games.
The 19-year-old Pedri created and scored the winner in a similar style to the trademark goals Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona before leaving to join Paris St-Germain last year.
The midfielder was surrounded by defenders just outside the box but with three quick moves he left three opponents on the ground before finally finding a gap and rifling a precise shot past goalkeeper Bono and inside the far post.
XAVINETA IN FULL FORCE!WHAT A GOAL PEDRI! pic.twitter.com/c1EfKJL7nb
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Barça are level on 57 points with Sevilla, who slipped to fourth, and third-placed Atlético Madrid but with a game in hand having played 29 matches. Real Madrid are top with 69 from 30.
(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Ken Ferris)