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Gerard Pique compares female Barca wondergoal to Messi and Ronaldo efforts

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Barcelona star Gerard Pique has drawn attention to a stunning goal scored by a player on the club's ladies team by comparing it to two stunning efforts scored by two legends of the game.

Bárbara Latorre bagged the goal for the Barca ladies side as they took on her former club, Espanyol.

And the goal is being roundly praised for being reminiscent of two separate strikes from club legends Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.

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Pique spotted the goal and retweeted it from his personal account, and it has since gone viral.

Picking the ball up on the right flank, Latorre set off on a mazy run that took out six of Espanyol's hapless players, who had to resort to fouling in order to stop her.

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However, not even a late tackle to throw her off her stride and she managed to get back up to her feet in order to slot a curling effort around the keeper.

Comparisons

It is certainly clear to see where Pique was coming from in his comparisons, as both goals have glaring similarities, but which one does it more closely resemble?

At the time, Messi's goal was compared with Diego Maradona's goal against England at the 1986 World Cup (the goal where he didn't use his hand) and the impact was made greater by the fact this highly-rated starlet had done something to justify the hype surrounding him. 

Both goals started out in wide positions, too, so it's understandable that Pique picked it out as a similar effort.

However, the Ronaldo goal against Compostella back in 1996 is closer to it in aesthetics. Despite starting in a more central position, the opposition defenders were all over him like a coat, tugging at his shirt and pulling off all manner of dirty tricks to try and stop him from moving forward.

The angle in which Ronaldo approaches the area is also more similar, and though the finish is entirely different, it's fair to say that the way Latorre dispatches the ball beyond the keeper is more impressive (because who doesn't love a curling effort beyond the goalie's outstretched fingers?!).

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Gerard Pique
Football
Lionel Messi
Barcelona
Ronaldo

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