Pedri and Ferran Torres scored late goals to help Barcelona overcome Cadiz in La Liga as Pedri showed support to his hometown.
The late goals saw Barca edge past Cadiz 2-0 in what was quite a scrappy affair in their second match of the 23/24 season.
The game was Barca’s first game at Montjuic as the Camp Nou undergoes renovation work and Cadiz made life difficult for the Catalans.
Pedri latched onto Ilkay Gundogan’s deft pass to break a determined Cadiz side as Barca finally recorded their first goal of the Liga season.
The win was secured later on by a fine team goal finished off by Ferran Torres to give the team their first proper start of the season.
The visitors looked on target to shut Barca out again after they had opened the season with a 0-0 draw at Getafe.
But the Catalans had title rivals Real Madrid heaping on the pressure early on by going two from two with a win at Almeria on Saturday.
If not for Pedri and Torres’ goals, it would have been the first time in 50 years that Barcelona had gone goalless in their first two games of the LaLiga season.
Before the goals came, Jules Kounde, Lamine Yamal, Oriol Romeu and Lewandowski all missed chances to get the reigning champions off the mark.
Cadiz goalie Ledesma also made it difficult for the hosts as he produced a seemingly superhuman performance between the sticks.
While in front of just 39,603 fans, 16-year-old Yamal was the brightest Barcelona spark on his first La Liga start, doing everything except a goal intervention.
Pedri, Gavi and Lewandowski all got free headers for themselves but they failed to convert them.
Pedro González López who is also known as Pedri was born on 25th November, 2002.
He is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team respectively.
Pedri won the Golden Boy award and received the Kopa Trophy in 2021, which was awarded by FIFA during the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony.
He was born in Bajamar, Tenerife, Canary Islands. Pedri’s family moved to Tegueste, a nearby town, when he was just 3 years old.
From there, Pedri joined UD Tegueste, starting as a centre-back. At 12, Pedri signed for CF Juventud Laguna, where he played until 2018.
He moved to Las Palma’s youth academy where he signed his professional contract after he was promoted to the first team.
Barcelona reached an agreement with Las Palmas for the transfer of Pedri On 2nd September 2019, which was effective from 1st of July 2020.
Pedri’s Parents And Siblings
When Barca signed the Spaniard, he was required to relocate to the city where the midfielder lives with his older brother, Fernando.
They grew up playing together in the streets of Teguesto in Spain and now that Pedri plays professional football, they are still together.
Together they enjoy the city beyond soccer, and Fernando is in charge of the food. “I get along very well with my brother. There were more discussions at home, with my parents,” Pedri confirmed.
Pedri’s parents are María Rosario and Fernando. They own a roadside bar that serves typical Islas Canarias food.
His father works in the bar and lounge area, while his mother, and his paternal grandmother Candelaria, are in charge of the kitchen offering what is seen as a “real homemade” food.
A raging wildfire that has torn through Tenerife was started deliberately, officials have now confirmed.
More than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as the devastating blaze obliterated about 13,400 hectares (33,000 acres) of pine forest and scrubland.
Locals have been fleeing in horror against of background of towering flames and smoke as the fire spread after it was first sparked last Tuesday.
Fernando Clavijo, regional president of Canary Islands, said police suspected arson and have opened three lines of investigation. It has not been revealed if any arrests were made.
The fire began in the Arafo mountains around the Mount Teide volcano – Spain’s highest peak- expanding to a raging perimeter of 84 kilometers as it ravaged the north of the island over the last six days.
The municipalities of Arafo, Candelaria, El Rosario, La Orotava, Santa Úrsula, La Victoria, El Sauzal and Tacoronte have been the most severely impacted.