Coming off of the bench for his initial at any time Barcelona minutes, 17-yr-outdated Marc Guiu took just two touches to score.
The completely unheard of academy graduate appeared as a late roll of the dice at household in opposition to a staunch Athletic Bilbao side, and broke the deadlock just 23 seconds later.
Gathering a go from Joao Felix, 2006-born Guiu took 1 touch to bring the ball into the penalty box, and an additional to poke it previous Unai Simon for the match winner in the 80th minute.
The teenager seemed certainly stunned to have scored so shortly into his debut, and fell to the ground when the referee verified it as the profitable intention by blowing his whistle ten minutes later on.
The reactions in the stands were just as psychological, with Guiu’s family noticed in a combine of laughter, tears and cheers as they applauded their son and brother.
Guiu’s effect was notably sudden as he wasn’t even actively playing for Barcelona B in advance of the recreation, as a substitute turning out two amounts underneath for the U19s before his simply call-up.
At that stage he has 5 plans in six games this season, and possibly rare for La Masia, he’s an out-and-out range nine who enjoys to push.
Guiu came in with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha both of those out of action, even though there is further injuries challenges in the form of Jules Kounde, Pedri, Sergi Roberto and Frenkie de Jong.
“He has an eye for aim, he’s proficient. I like him a large amount,” Barca manager Xavi claimed soon after the match.
“Given our accidents, we have to search at what we have at residence and there is a whole lot of talent”.
Manager Xavi’s gamble to bring on Guiu raises in importance with what will come future too, a LaLiga tie in opposition to arch rivals Authentic Madrid.
Actual drew versus Sevilla a day previously, and are now just a position ahead, meaning the El Clasico showdown on Saturday could be the greatest for yrs.
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