Barcelona moved up to second in LaLiga as Pedri’s strike secured a 1-0 win against Sevilla at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Pedri’s goal was a well-executed effort with less than 20 minutes left to prove he was closing in on Xavi’s side.
Sevilla defended the big parts but gave up a little differently as Julen Lopetegui saw his team drop to fourth place.
The result also saw Real Madrid end the weekend with 12 points after their win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Barça got off to a strong start in both teams, with Ferran Torres and Frenkie de Jong approaching in the first minutes, but the first qualifying save did not come until it was time to stop the first half when Yassine Bounou ended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s effort. behind Ousmane Dembele’s fine ball.
Sevilla showed some extra goals in the second half and got their first shot when Erik Lamela failed to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The athletes did not have a shot in the second half until an hour later, Torres forced Bounou to convict Dembele, and Gerard Pique hit a crossbar with a header in the corner shortly afterwards.
The deadline ended in the 72nd minute when Dembele stopped Pedri at the edge of the box, with the youngsters happily bouncing on his right foot before punching a shot past Bounou’s desperate dive.