Ibrahimovic, Henry, Bojan and Messi form F.C. Barcelona's four-strong superstar strikers lineup, but it was a 22 year-old more often seen in the B team that came to the fore last weekend.
Tenerife-born Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma scored a brace against Real Mallorca last weekend, has a whopping 75m euro release clause written into his contract and goes simply by the name of 'Pedro'. One might question whether either or both of the latter two facts should really be the case despite his lack of acheiveent to date, to which I can rebuke with a one-word answer: 'Guti'.
The young gun was the star of the show in a pleasant return to form, and is already having his name bandied around as a more permanent fixture in the squad as a successor to Henry. A goal in the Super Cup as a substitute had been his previous claim to fame.
It was a promising game, although the Barça defence continues to look shakier than Didier Drogba's legs after a Johnny Evans karate kick. Abidal, Puyol and Piqué are only mildly more reliable than their equivalents at Real Madrid, which is perhaps the biggest consolation for their continual shipping of goals in otherwise routine victories.
Tuesday should see Pedro get another run out in the Spanish Cup against minnows from León, and could see the elimination of Madrid's Galacticos if they fail to turn around a four-goal deficit. Then the Culés really would have something to crow about.
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