The U12 team celebrate one of this season's many goals / VÍCTOR SALGADO-FCB

Here are a couple of goals from the Barça youth teams where you can really appreciate how the famous style of the first team is drilled into the players from a remarkably young age. It’s footballing poetry!

The first comes from a game involving the U12 team against L’Hospitalet. The move leading up the goal oozes class, with plenty of accurate passing and clever runs both on and off the ball, as the whole team gels and one. Barça’s seventh goal of the game comes after 25 minutes of possession straight from the kick-off, with a series of combination plays and one-twos eventually finished off by Marc Jurado.

The second was scored by Iker Almena, and was the eighth of the game last weekend, with a lot of the credit going to Pablo Páez Gavira for the assist. As his manager Marc Serra explains “Pablo checks where his team-mate is as he receives the pass and then controls the ball. He’s processed all of the information before he makes the pass leading to the goal.”

It’s all about teaching the youngsters to read the game. “That is why our style requires such constant thinking” continues Serra. “Before they receive the ball, the boys have to look, analyse, anticipate what their opponents are going to do and decide what the right move is. In these two goals they make all the right decisions.

The U12 team are currently top of their division with a one hundred per cent record, having scored 140 goals and conceded just ten.

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