Fans can’t help but respect Gavi for ‘twisted’ act on pitch during Barcelona’s win over Athletic Bilbao

GAV A GO FANS couldn’t help but respect Gavi’s “twisted” act to help Barcelona win and maintain their title charge.

The LaLiga leaders scraped a 1-0 win away at Athletic Bilbao to retain their nine-point gap over Real Madrid at the top.

Gavi made an incredibly unorthodox tackle for Barcelona

The teenager put his head at risk to dispossess Dani Garcia
The move prompted a mixed reaction on social media

And they had midfielder Gavi to thank for an incredible tackle that left viewers baffled.

With 22 minutes on the clock, the energetic youngster made the bonkers decision to dispossess Dani Garcia with a sliding tackle with his HEAD.

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As Garcia went to play the pass, Gavi came flying across the turf head first and knocked the ball away cleanly with his noggin.

But viewers were split over whether it was genius and brave or downright stupid from the 18-year-old La Masia graduate.

One said: “Honestly at this point you gotta respect it from Gavi. This guy is twisted.”

Another wrote: “Gavi, the warrior 🔥”

A third added: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is Gavi for you! 😱👀”

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Another commented: “Wow! This guy is something. Superb.”
And Barca legend Carles Puyol tweeted: “Gavi 🙌🙌🙌”

But one replied: “Dangerous play.”

And a final user commented: “Don’t mean to be pessimistic or anything but if he keeps going like this he’s in for a short career.”

Plenty of others compared the unorthodox tackling technique to Phil Jones and hilariously cited the forgotten Manchester United centre-back as Gavi’s idol and inspiration behind the “signature move”.

Amazingly, that was not the only time Gavi put his head into a compromising situation in yesterday’s game as he put in another masterclass performance to boss the midfield.

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Another incident saw the 2022 Golden Boy winner head the ball as Raul Garcia went to kick it, again risking a potentially serious injury.

Fans made the comparisons to Phil Jones’ effort against Arsenal

The midfielder is not afraid to get stuck in

He won the 2022 Golden Boy award and is one of the world’s best young talents

The victory saw Barca take another giant step towards the LaLiga title