One of the Barça players will be making his 250th appearance. Do you know who?
Pedro made his debut on January 12 2008 and has become one of the team’s leading attacking threats
The Spaniard has scored some vital goals in finals such as the European Super Cup, the World Club Cup or the Champions League
Pedro Rodríguez made his Barça debut at the Camp Nou on January 12 2008 in a league game against Murcia, when he came on for Samuel Eto’o who had just scored twice in the 4-0 win. Six years later, Pedro marked game number 250 in a Barça shirt in the game against Seville.
Pedro has proved his worth under Guardiola, Tito Vilanova and Tata Martino, who have all leaned on the winger’s pace and skill, as well as an extraordinary scoring record.
In seven seasons, Pedro has bagged 89 goals. He scored his first on 16 August 2009 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Bilbao – a goal that gave Barça the win. Twelve days later, his extra time winner against Shaktar Donetsk gave Barça the European Super Cup.
Pedro also played a key role in the World Club Cup win in 2009, with a last minute equaliser in the final against Estudiantes, before Messi’s extra time winner. In the Champions League he also got some vital goals, including one against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in 2011 which sent Barça through to the Wembley final, where he scored the opener against Manchester United.
Hi excellent performances in the 2009/10 season – when he scored 23 goals -earned Pedro a call up to the Spain team for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the following season he scored 22. Although he couldn’t match those figures in the next two campaigns – 2011/12 (13) and 2012/13 – he has already scored 16 in 35 goals and is looking to match those early season marks.
This season has also seen Pedro claim his first hat trick – against Rayo Vallecano – something he then repeated against Getafe.