Juventus 0-2 Barcelona: Pedri showed he's the next up and coming talent in the Champions League


Barcelona came straight out of the traps against Juventus on Wednesday night. 

Antoine Griezmann hit the post in the early stages and with just 14 minutes on the clock, Ousmane Dembele then opened the scoring. 

The Frenchman received an incredible Lionel Messi cross-field pass and cut inside, before earning a little bit of luck with the deflection. 

Quite rightly, fans were raving about Messi, but the Argentine wouldn't have received the ball in the first place were it not for some astute spatial awareness from Pedri. 

'Who?' we hear you ask. Those who haven't been keeping a close eye on Barcelona's latest talent may not be familiar with the 17-year-old, but we have a feeling that will change very soon. 

Aside from playing a role in Dembele's goal, the attacking midfielder delivered several moments of brilliance.

From rinsing Juan Cuadrado on the wing to setting the tempo against a formidable Bianconeri midfield, the teenager put in a masterclass with 95% passing accuracy, four successful dribbles, two interceptions and three tackles. 

Check out a couple of his best bits below: 

Ansu Fati has already shown that if you're good enough, you're old enough and that will fill Pedri with confidence that he can earn more opportunities - especially after scoring his first Champions League goal against Ferencváros in Barca's 2020/21 European opener. 

Following the news that Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned, bringing an end to his chaotic spell as club president, it feels like this is an opportunity for a new dawn at the club. 

Morale will have been low in the dressing room following Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, but Ronald Koeman's side looked full of confidence against the Italian champions, Messi capping a fine night with a 91st minute penalty. 

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