Gavi Showed Shades Of Xavi With Midfield Masterclass Performance For Barcelona In 3-0 Win Vs Stuttgart


La Masia wonderkid Gavi has been compared to Barcelona legend Xavi after dropping a midfield masterclass in his side’s pre-season friendly match against Stuttgart.

Goals from Memphis Depay, Yusuf Demir and Riqui Puig secured a 3-0 win for Barcelona on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

But Barcelona fans’ full attention was placed on 16-year-old Gavi, who was superb in driving his side’s attack and providing defensive coverage.

The Spanish midfielder denied Stuttgart from pulling one back before half-time with a sensational piece of defending.

Gavi is insane 😳😳

He’s 16 years old btw

β€” πŸͺ„πŸ‡³πŸ‡± (@FDJChief) July 31, 2021


β€” FCB Canteranos (@fcbcanteranos) July 31, 2021

Gavi amazing just amazing

β€” ArsenKveHD (@ArsenKve_HD) July 31, 2021

Gavi’s goal saving clearance. This kid is special!

β€” πŸͺ„πŸ‡³πŸ‡± (@FDJChief) July 31, 2021

Fans have also been left in awe at Gavi’s composure in dictating the play from midfield, confidently finding space and picking out his teammates with ease.

Gavi’s impressive performance against Stuttgart has left fans believing that Barcelona have finally “found a replacement for Xavi.”

One fan posted: “Gavi (his profile) is the perfect amalgamation of Xavi and Thiago.”

Someone else wrote: “[Second] coming of Xavi. This Gavi kid just oozes class.”

While another tweeted: “Barcelona might have finally found a replacement for Xavi. The way this Gavi boy controls and passes the ball reminds me of the legend. Top talent.”

And a fourth added: “Xavi-Gavi some resemblance.”

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The talented La Masia midfielder already showed why he is rated so highly with his fantastic display against Girona in Barcelona’s 3-1 win last month.

Barcelona will resume their pre-season campaign on Wednesday against RB Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena in Austria.

Ronald Koeman’s men will then clash with Juventus in their Joan Gamper Trophy match on 8th August ahead of the new La Liga season.

Barcelona will officially kick off their La Liga campaign on 15th August when they host Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.

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