Barcelona of Spain youngster, David Obinna was in action for The Catalans’ academy squad and played a part in helping them win the 13th edition of the annual LaLiga Promises Championship, by beating Sevilla 3-0 in Sunday’s final.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Obinna was named in Barca’s starting line-up for the final and put up a battling performance, as The Catalans scored all three goals in the second half, with a brace from Raúl Expósito and one added by Ebrima.
Although Obinna could not score in the final, he had done a lot for the team coached by Jordi Pérez and Pau Moral, as they defeated Osasuna, Granada, Real Betis and Alavés in the opening phase on Friday, after which they silenced Huesca 2-1 in the round of 16 and silenced Atlético Madrid 3-2 via penalties in the quarter-finals.
Obinna, who scored the decisive penalty against Atlético, despite slipping as he took the kick and the ball ended up in the net, was one of the standout players in the opening phase, as he scored in all the matches except against Real Betis.
Barca have won six of the last nine editions of the LaLiga Promises and Obinna helped them get their latest victory on course , as the youngster, who was born on October 26, 2009 and stars for the Alevín B squad, rained goals in earlier matches of the competition officially known as LaLiga Promises Santander Tournament.
A report by allnigeriasoccer.com added: “Nineteen of the twenty clubs that participated in La Liga for the 2020-2021 season in addition to Espanyol, who replaced Athletic Bilbao, are participating in the tournament which is taking place in Villarreal.
“Obinna helped Barcelona register four wins – a one hundred percent record – in the first phase on Friday, May 28 by scoring three goals. The U12 player has been likened to Barcelona first-team wonderkid Ansu Fati due to his pace, dribbling skills, football intelligence and ability to play multiple roles in attack.
“The Catalonia side recorded a comfortable 4-0 win in their first match against Osasuna, with Obinna among the scorers. In a more difficult match against Granada.
“Obinna spared Barcelona’s blushes with the only goal of the game. He wasn’t on target in their third match versus Real Betis and returned to the scoresheet in their resounding 4-1 victory over Alves.”