Brazilian youngster and Barcelona target Vitor Roque’s impressive performance in the Copa Libertadores continued as he scored a crucial goal to help Athletico Paranaense secure a 2-1 victory against Atletico Mineiro in a match between Brazilian teams in Group G.
The 18-year-old striker, who is reportedly on Catalan’s radar for the upcoming summer, scored a stunning goal in the 7th minute of the match. Roque began the play with a cool control just outside the area as he went past two opponents in an unexpected change of pace before hitting a low shot across the goal to the far post, taking the goalkeeper completely out of the equation.
Roque’s goal was his 11th of the 22-23 season, having already scored six goals in eight matches during the Sub-20 South American competition, where he finished the season as champion and top scorer. He has also scored five goals in ten matches for Athletico Paranaense.
Roque’s impressive performance in the Copa Libertadores has earned him widespread recognition, with many predicting a bright future for the young striker. The interest of Barcelona and several other European giants in Roque is a testament to his impressive skills, and it will be interesting to see how he develops in the future.