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24th Nov 2015

Barcelona youngster’s goal will inevitably draw comparisons with Messi (Video)

Simon Lloyd

It’s no secret that Barcelona’s youth academy has churned out some of the game’s greatest players down the years.

After this finish from Carles Alena in the UEFA Youth League match with Roma, we could be looking at another future star.

The 17-year-old bamboozles a few opponents as he takes the ball on the right wing and cuts in before calmly guiding the ball past the goalkeeper from the edge of the area.

A few more like this, and it’s only a matter of time before people are describing him as “the next Lionel Messi”.