Barcelona have started their pre-season campaign with strong form as they beating Gimnastic 4-0 at Estadi Johan Cruyff in Catalonia on Wednesday evening.
Despite Ronald Koeman fielded a youthful lineup with many of his first-team not yet back in full training, the Catalan giants made perfect start to the game and found themselves lead through Rey Manaj.
The 24-year-old Barcelona B man from Albania letting rip with a golazo to give his team the lead.
Alex Collado doubled Barcelona’s lead heading into the final five minutes, the promising youngster seeing his deflected effort steer past the goalkeeper after carrying it forward well.
Rey Manaj, then popped up again in the 86th before delivered brilliant spot-kick in the 90th minutes to complete a remarkable hat-trick and put himself in the thoughts of all Barcelona fans – for tonight, at least.