Barcelona has had a season full of surprises.
The good sort, such as the rise of Lamine Yamal and Fermin Lopez. Both of whom had the opportunity to shine as heroes versus Athletic Club.
But it came from a face that was difficult to recognise, and it happened in the blink of an eye.
I think I’d just gotten up to refill my coffee when Marc Guiu entered the game, and therefore the public imagination.
. Faster than the fans at the Olympic Stadium could process who this number 38 was, the 17-year-old debutant shot through the backline, and with adrenaline pumping, and no time to think, buried the goal of the season.
In the moment, the shock of the goal made it hard to appreciate its significance, which puts Barcelona just a point behind Real Madrid with the Clasico up next.
But we should appreciate what we’re seeing.
Who knows if this is just 15 minutes of fame for Marc Guiu, or if he’ll have an important part to play with Barcelona in the future?