Álex Collado might only be in Barcelona B at the moment but if the club’s fans are to be believed, the youngster is on this way to becoming “the next Lionel Messi.”
20-year-old Collado still has a very long way to go in that respect but his goal over the weekend against Levante in the Spanish Segunda proved that he might be on track to become Barcelona’s next superstar.
With Barca B leading 1-0 in the 89th minute, the conspicuously left-footed Collado darted past one Levante player on the right, nutmegged another, pushed the ball past two more defenders in the box and finished with a delightful backheel past the keeper.
The goal sparked wild celebrations amongst the Barca players who were marvelled by the strike.
It also generated conversations on social media with comparisons made with similar runs by Messi for the senior side.
INCREDIBLE solo goal from the next Messi, Barcelona B player Alex Collado 😱🔥 pic.twitter.com/j8noKnSHZ4
— Oh My Goal (@OhMyGoalUS) September 30, 2019
— ѕσу єℓяαѕнєє∂ (@RsheedMk) September 30, 2019
Shocking how he ended those lads careers right there
— Stuart Palmer (@Stuart_Palmer) September 29, 2019
Barcelona B’s Alex Collado has scored one of the goals of the season.
This kid is going to be a star! 😱🔥pic.twitter.com/Riq2b0zjF9
— Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) September 30, 2019
Álex Collado 🇪🇸🌟
Yet another star in the making coming from La Masia. 😍pic.twitter.com/f7aAxLLEIm
— Pro:Direct Soccer (@ProD_Soccer) September 30, 2019
Collado has already scored two goals and picked up two assists this season for Barcelona B in the Segunda.
They are fifth in the Segunda Division Group III with three wins, two draws and one loss.
Take a look at the goal below.
😱 El golàs d'Álex Collado
🔥 El golazo de Collado
📍 Estadi Johan Cruyff pic.twitter.com/Ka0VbR47UK
— FC Barcelona B (@FCBarcelonaB) September 29, 2019
This isn’t the first time Collabo has scored a beauty either…
Fantastic GOLAZO from Collado 😱🚀 Messi definitely woke up in Riqui Puig's body today, great assist‼️#FCBMasia // #FCBLivepic.twitter.com/oYctG4Te5j
— .♛. 𒋁 (@theCyberNewt) September 14, 2019