Barcelona's Pedro scores in 6th competition

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

Pedro Rodriguez became the first player to score in six different competitions in one year on Wednesday as the Barcelona forward netted in a 3-1 Club World Cup semifinal win against Atlante.

Pedro was darted clear into the area to receive a pass from Andres Iniesta in the 67th minute and then beat goalkeeper Federico Vila to give Barcelona its final goal.

"I feel great to have achieved that," Pedro said. "It's something I never thought I would manage."

The 22-year-old winger has scored goals the Spanish league, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Spanish Supercup and European Supercup since becoming a regular in August under coach Pep Guardiola.

Pedro had made a few previous appearances with the first team and was well known to Guardiola, who has often used players from Barcelona's youth academy.

"I'm very happy for him," Guardiola said. "What he's done is really important. His goal was so good."

Barcelona will play Copa Libertadores champion Argentina in Saturday's final as it vies for a sixth major trophy of 2009.

"We want to win everything," Pedro said. "Hopefully, we'll do it in the final."

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