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Barcelona starlet Pedri etches name into Euro history books

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The teenage midfielder continues to shine while on international duty after enjoying a stellar campaign at Camp Nou last season.

Pedri has etched his name into the European Championship history books by starting for Spain in the match against Switzerland.

18-year-old Pedri not only started in each of Spain’s Euro 2020 group stage games but also played full 90 minutes in all three of them. He was also named the starting XI in the Round of 16 clash with Croatia and went on to play all 120 minutes.

Having impressed in those matches, he was once again given the nod to start in the quarter-final tie against Switzerland.

Pedri has now become the youngest player in the history of the European Championships to make an appearance in the competition’s last eight stage.

As impressive as that sounds, it is not his first time making history in the competition. The midfielder also holds the record for being the youngest player to start a Euro knockout game.

Despite his raw age, Pedri has been in the Spain national team as well as in the FC Barcelona team. He made 52 appearances in all competition for Barcelona in 2020/21 and was key to their Copa del Rey success.