Barcelona have stormed into a 1-0 La Liga lead away at Villarreal thanks to another goal from Pedri.
La Blaugrana can extend their title lead to 11 points this weekend, if they win in Castellon, and Xavi’s visitors have made a perfect start.
Polish star Robert Lewandowski was superbly denied in the opening minutes as the away side looked to stamp their authority on the early stages.
However, they only had to wait until the 17th minute to edge in front, as Pedri continued his incredible start to 2023.
Pedri looking at his origins 👽 pic.twitter.com/b9jYlAI6UA
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 12, 2023
The Spaniard netted a fourth goal in all competitions, since the start of the calendar year, with previous league goals securing successive 1-0 league wins.
Playing in a more advance role on the night, Pedri linked up cleverly with Lewandowski on the edge of the box before calmly steering Barcelona 1-0 in front.
Pedri and Robert Lewandowski with some fantastic link-up play and the former applies the finish 🎯#LaLigaSantander | @LaLigaTV pic.twitter.com/0ZzQ6xl4k7
— Viaplay Sports UK (@ViaplaySportsUK) February 12, 2023
Tikitaka at it's best ✨
Don PEDRI opens for barca 💙❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/CBLVYqcmcC
— Saeef Xubayer (@SXubayer) February 12, 2023
A seventh goal in all competitions has already broken a new Barcelona record for the 20-year-old playmaker.
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