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Paulo Dybala asked for Pedri’s shirt after Champions League clash - report

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The teenager impressed in Turin

FBL-EUR-C1-JUVENTUS-BARCELONA Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona teenager Pedri was so impressive against Juventus on Wednesday that Paulo Dybala even reportedly asked for the 17-year-old’s shirt.

According to Sport, the Argentine “sought him out” after the game and made sure he swapped shirts with the Barcelona new-boy.

The report also reckons his Barca team-mates were pretty thrilled by his performance and joked about how he left Juan Cuadrado for dead in the second half.

Pedri has certainly come in for plenty of praise in the media after the win over Juventus and seems to be taking it in his stride. Sport describe him as being as humble as ever after the game and taking the congratulations from his team-mates “timidly.”

The 17-year-old is the youngest player in the Barca dressing room and doesn’t turn 18 for another month. He admitted in a recent interview with Sport that there is “a lot” of banter in the dressing room about him being the youngest and joked “they tell me that when the older players speak, the kids keep quiet.”