WATCH: Teen Barca number 10 scores stunning hat-trick to draw Messi comparisons

The new Messi? Cristobal Muñoz The new Messi? Cristobal Muñoz @sport/Twitter

REMEMBER the name: Cristobal Muñoz.

 

The Barcelona number 10 - just 12 when he signed for their youth team in March - has scored an eye-catching hat-trick in a youth tournament, sparking further comparisons with another Barcelona number 10.

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi was also a prolific goalscorer in Barca’s youth set up.

Playing for Barca’s U-14 side in a La Liga Promises tournament in Tenerife, Munoz scored a hat-trick against Roma to take his side into the quarter-finals.

His third, Messi-esque, goal was particularly impressive, as he silkily evaded three challenges before slotting the ball into the bottom left corner.  

Here’s the goal again in full:

Munoz is a versatile winger who has been dubbed the hottest prospect in Spanish football.

Athletico, PSG or Juventus await Munoz and his teammates in the next round. 

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