After linking up with the highly-rated Pedri, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi smashed yet another record during their 3-0 victory over Real Valladolid.
Pedri is widely known as one of Spanish football’s best youth products and hopes to follow in Messi’s footsteps over the next few years.
The 18-year-old told reporters of his team-mate, “He helps me a lot on the pitch, Messi gives me a lot of advice and that’s brilliant.”
“We’ve got to enjoy him and not get involved in his future. That’s up to him, it’s just about learning from him now.”
Ronald Koeman’s side raced to a 2-0 lead against Valladolid following goals from Clement Lenglet and Martin Braithwaite but Messi and Pedri saved the best for last.
Pedri flicked the ball through to the 33-year-old, who took a touch with his left foot to make it 3-0 before coolly slotting past the goalkeeper.
Messi now has 644 goals for Barcelona and, overtaking Pele’s long-standing record, has become the player with the most goals for a single club.