The midfielder was surrounded by defenders just outside the box, but three swift moves crushed three opponents before eventually finding a gap and firing a precise shot past goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and into the far post.
Barca are level on 57 points with Sevilla, who slipped to fourth place, and third-placed Atletico Madrid but with a game in hand after 29 games. Real Madrid are top with 69 out of 30.
But coach Xavi Hernandez’s side took control as the second half progressed, with Bounou making at least four great stops from close-range Barca shots before Pedri worked his magic.
“Pedri is a superlative player,” Xavi told reporters.
“I always tell him to take his chances outside the box. It’s a player I have no comparison for, he’s unique with his talent as both a creator and a finisher.”
Pedri praised his teammates and thanked the fans who ended the game with his name on it.
“It’s a crazy sensation listening to these fans, this stadium is amazing,” Pedri told reporters.
“Every time I saw a leg in front of me, I just dodged it. As soon as I made the last slip and shot, I knew I had it. I knew it was a goal.”
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