Pedro Rodriguez was the unexpected hero in Barcelona's 5-4 UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla on Tuesday, scoring the winner in the 115th minute. His ambition, awareness and ability to step up in crucial moments helped the Catalans secure their fourth trophy in 2015, leaving them with just the Spanish Super Cup and the Club World Cup to conquer before completing the highly anticipated sextuple.
Given the importance of his late goal, many would have expected Pedro to be over the moon and fully engaged in Barca's celebrations after their extra-time victory against manager Unai Emery's ultracompetitive Sevillistas. But the No. 7 looked visibly weighed down during the club's trophy celebrations.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was expected to include Pedro in his starting XI given the absence of regular starter Neymar due to a rare case of mumps. The Asturian manager had the perfect opportunity to give his want-away forward the minutes he has been so desperately craving since Luis Suarez landed at the Camp Nou.
READ the full "Pedro's winner in UEFA Super Cup marks perfect time to leave Barcelona" by Francesc Tomas for ESPN here.
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