Barcelona prevailed 5-4 against Sevilla in an unforgettable UEFA Super Cup in Georgia this evening.
And appropriately, on his Barca farewell, it was Pedro who had the final say in the nine-goal classic.
The 28-year-old was left on the bench as he continues to be linked with a transfer to Manchester United – the Daily Star claims that he will complete a move to Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Barcelona director Robert Fernandez admitted prior to kickoff that the showcase in Tbilisi could be Pedro’s last match for the club, and revealed that the forward has requested to leave the Camp Nou.
Although he did stress that the World Cup would not be allowed to leave unless a club triggers his release clause, claimed to be £21.2m by the Metro.
“The coach and myself and the president want him to stay. He is a player who brings a lot of things, but it has to be him to decide,” the Metro quote Fernandez as saying. “Pedro has told me he wants to go.
“The clause Pedro is not negotiable, but it may be his last game.”
But the Spanish international, who has spent his entire career with the Catalan giants, scoring 98 goals in 318 appearances since his 2007 debut, was clearly keen to leave his mark behind.
After Europa League holders Sevilla had remarkably fought back from 4-1 down to force extra time, Pedro scored a 115th-minute winner to snatch Barcelona their fifth UEFA Super Cup triumph.
Lionel Messi, who had earlier scored from two set pieces, attempted to complete a free-kick hat-trick, and Pedro tapped home the close-range rebound after a goalmouth scramble, as the below video shows.
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