Barcelona: Gavi filled Lionel Messi with superb La Liga solo goal against Elche

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Gavi reminded the world why he is one of the most exciting young players on the planet.

The Barcelona youngster caught the attention of the football community in 2021 with his superlative midfield performances for the Blaugrana as well as Spain.

The 17-year-old has become the youngest player in Spanish senior team history and has already established himself as a key protagonist within Xavi’s new regime at Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs. Elche

However, the only thing missing from his blossoming resume was a first goal in professional football with his dazzling performances still far from waving the net.

But alas, that’s no longer the case as Gavi broke his duck for Barcelona in the most remarkable way you can imagine with an outrageous solo goal against Elche.

Barcelona were already leading La Liga shock 1-0 thanks to Ferran Jutlgà Blanc, but it was Gavi’s solo goal at Lionel Messi in the 19th minute that really blew everyone away.

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Gavi’s outrageous solo goal

Kicking off the movement with a sumptuous turn in the opposing half of the field, Gavi simply couldn’t be stopped from that point on and began to rush to goal with his controlled dribble.

And for a player who was still awaiting his first goal in the pro game, the Barcelona starlet showed remarkable composure to provide the finish that such a sensational solo race deserved.

It was truly the type of goal that Barcelona legends like Diego Maradona, Messi and Ronaldinho would have been proud of, so be sure to watch the moment of shine in all its glory here:

Oh my god me. We really have a generational talent in our hands here.

Gavi’s bright future in Barcelona

The way Gavi portrays two Elche players before he found the net via post servers as a telling demonstration to the world that there is very little this talented young star cannot do.

It’s really mind-boggling when you zoom out and remember we’re talking about a 17 year old born in 2004 breaking things up for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

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And for all the financial and football turmoil that has plagued Barca in recent years, they will be rubbing their hands with the number of young talents arriving right now.

After all, Gavi joins current Ballon d’Or winner Pedri and the club’s new No.10 Ansu Fati as a new generation of fledgling talent at a club so famous for bringing in young players.

And if Gavi’s first goal in the famous red and blue stripes is anything to see, then you can be assured he’s ready for a memorable career in Catalonia. We can’t wait to see it unfold.

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