VALENTIN BARCO’S “s***housery” to ruin Brazil’s Olympic dream has sent social media into meltdown.
The 19-year-old signed for Brighton for £7.87million in January from Boca Juniors but has been away on international duty.
Valentin Barco was in action for Argentina against rivals Brazilhttps://twitter.com/SEAGULLz69/status/1757002907172450440
Barco was shoved to the floor by livid Brazil players who crowded around the Seagulls youngsterhttps://twitter.com/SEAGULLz69/status/1757002907172450440
On 93 minutes Barco’s mischief began as Brazil were awarded a free-kick with Argentina’s under-23 side 1-0 up.
Brazil’s chances of grabbing an Olympic gold for a THIRD successive year were rapidly slipping away from them.
But Barco was having none of it and cheekily booted the free-kick up into the gods.
Barco was shoved to the floor by livid Brazil players who crowded around the Seagulls youngster.
But Brighton fans have fallen in love with the youngster
One Seagulls supporter wrote on Twitter: “Meet our new s***house. He’s ours.”
Another added: “Been missing a proper cheeky lil rascal, who winds up ya dad, since Neal Maupay left.”
While another said: “Love him already.”
Barco’s superb cross from the left led to the only goal, on 77 minutes, as Argentina won in the final round of the CONMEBOL Olympic qualifying tournament in Venezuela.
He whipped in a delicious left-footed, dipping and curling delivery which was headed home by Argentinos Juniors forward Luciano Gondou.
It is the first time since 2004 that Brazil will not feature.
Argentina, who won gold in 2004 and 2008, finished the final qualifying event with five points.
Barco has played predominantly on the left side as a full-back, wing-back or winger, but also across midfield.
He made 35 first-team appearances for Boca after coming through the academy and helped them reach last year’s Copa Libertadores final.
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