Spain secured their place at next year's World Cup finals with a tense 1-0 victory over Sweden thanks to Alvaro Morata's late winner, but it was a young midfielder that stole the show with a performance that showed maturity beyond his tender age.
The 17-year-old is making big waves for his country too, and put in a hugely-impressive display for Spain in Sunday's World Cup qualifier, as La Roja booked a ticket to Qatar.
Gavi vs Sweden
World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
- sm (@TacticoModerno) November 14, 2021
There was plenty of reaction to his stellar 90-minute performance on social media, and a video lasting 2 minutes and 15 seconds is sparking a huge reaction on Twitter, after being viewed more than 129,000 times and accumulating over 6,000 likes in the process.
His dribbling skills and speed of thought on the ball was clear to see, and this fine individual performance was a shining light in an otherwise cagey contest at the Estadio de La Cartuja.
There is plenty of hype surrounding Gavi right now, which can be seen in the replies to the tweet which includes the video.
I'm seeing Iniesta vibes u knwwww
- Loppy Juice (@mbahal69) November 14, 2021
From the time the ball is passed to the time he collects the ball. He positions himself in such a way that the opponents don't know of they should tackle of or not. It allows him to pass them so easily. Iniesta and xavi did that type of body positioning.
- Barca Number One Fan (@Shuaib16503479) November 15, 2021
It was the Spaniard's fourth senior cap for his country after being handed his debut in a 2-1 UEFA Nations League semi-final victory over Italy. That gave him the honour of becoming the youngest-ever player to play for the full Spanish side.
Gavi is also the fourth-youngest player ever to feature for Barcelona, when he made his debut in a 2-1 win over Getafe on 29th August.
The midfielder will be hoping to add to his 14 senior appearances for Barca in their clash with Espanyol at the Camp Nou on 20th November.
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