A new ‘classic’ will be the game to kick off the 2011/12 season. Pedro Rodriguez can’t wait to play the Super Cup: "It's a good test to start with. We have another important challenge and we’re very excited about it".
This Barça team never tire of winning. The hunger for victory is one of the keys that has helped
Guardiola's disciples towards their achievements in recent years. On the 14th of August a new title
will be facing them, and Pedro wants the trophy in the museum: "Whenever we play against Real
Madrid the matches are very complicated and really tense. We’re starting the season with a
tough test, but I’m convinced that the team will respond. We have another important challenge
ahead and we’ll go into it with the utmost enthusiasm".
Pedro and the Super Cup
A Pedro goal in Bilbao won the game for Barça in the first leg of the Spanish Super
Cup in 2009. Pedro opened his particular goal-scoring account with the first team, with a
spectacular goal that put Barça on the road to the title that they closed out at the Camp Nou. That
day, in Bilbao, was the start of an impressive streak for the young Barça striker.
Three goals against Real Madrid
Pedro Rodriguez already knows what it’s like to score against their eternal
rival. His first goal came in the 31st match game of the 2009/10 season. Messi had put Barça ahead
in the first half, and Pedro was the author of the second goal in the 2-0 win. The striker also
scored the second goal in the 5-0 win last season. His last goal against Madrid took his team to
the Champions League Final at Wembley. His was the goal that killed off Madrid in the semifinals of
last year's Champions League.