Video of Barcelona Youngster Making Head First Tackle Against Athletic Bilbao Goes Viral

Video of Barcelona Youngster Making Head First Tackle Against Athletic Bilbao Goes Viral

Isaac Darko
March 13, 2023 at 2:48 PM
  • Gavi showed bravery during Barcelona's clash against Athletic Bilbao
  • The teenager performed a sliding head-first tackle during the first half
  • Gavi has already made 22 La Liga appearances for Barcelona this season

Barcelona youngster, Gavi has been spotted going into a tackle with his head during his side's La Liga tie against Athletic Bilbao.

The league leaders travelled to San Mamés to lock horns against Bilbao in their Spanish Primera Division encounter on Sunday night.

La Blaugrana went into the game six points clear of fierce rivals, Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Gavi, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao
Gavi was spotted performing a head-first tackle in the middle of the pitch. Credit: @espnfc
Source: Twitter

Xavi Hernandez welcomed a couple of Barcelona superstars to the starting eleven against the Basques side, per Football Espana.

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Leading striker, Robert Lewandowski returned to the starting lineup after not making the squad for their previous two matches through injury.

Gavi was also named in the first eleven after serving his suspension against Valencia last weekend.

Gavi puts himself at risk

Gavi, who is widely considered one of the biggest prospects in world football, has been turning heads with his performances for Barcelona.

In their game against Bilbao, the 18-year-old showcased that he is the warrior La Blaugrana have missed since Carles Puyol's retirement.

The Barcelona teen product demonstrated how brave he is in the 22nd minute in the middle of the pitch.

After Bilbao midfielder, Dani Garcia gained possession and was ready to start an attack, Gavi was desperate to win the ball back at all costs, launching himself head-first into a tackle.

Fortunately, the Spanish international emerged from the challenge unharmed. However, he was not able to win the ball back from his Bilbao man and an infringement was actually given against him.

As noted by Transfermarkt, Gavi has already made 22 appearances in La Liga for Barca, scoring once and notching two assists.

Gavi's exceptional ball control

Gavi once again turned heads as he prepared for Barca’s fixture against Cadiz with his impressive ball control skills.

The youngster was warming up on the pitch prior to the game and stunned fans by running around the field, effortlessly keeping the ball in the air.

Gavi spotted insulting Vinicius

Sports Brief also reported on the Barcelona midfielder possibly being in trouble with Spanish football authorities after footage emerged of Gavi insulting Vinicius Jr on Thursday night.

The 18-year-old was a thorn in the flesh for the winger and appeared to ruffle his feathers during Barcelona’s slim 1-0 victory against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final first-leg.

The Barcelona youngster apparently used unprintable words against the Real Madrid winger, which could land him in trouble with the authorities if the incident is investigated further.

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