Messi finds playmaking partner in 18-year-old Pedri


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Thu, 2021-01-07 23:41

BARCELONA, Spain: When Lionel Messi links up with teenage teammate Pedro “Pedri” Gonzalez, good things happen for Barcelona.

Twice in just over three weeks, Pedri has given Messi reason to smile after setting him up with spectacular assists. The versatile midfielder deftly rolled his boot over the ball to push it behind him to leave Messi free to score in Wednesday’s 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao and in a 3-0 win at Valladolid on Dec. 22.

Talking about his assist at Bilbao, the 18-year-old Pedri said the connection with the 33-year-old Messi is working.

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