?Nearly seven months after former Spain international José Antonio Reyes was killed in a car accident, his son netted four goals for Real Madrid Under-13s to steer his side to the La Liga Promises title.
The game saw Real come up against Sevilla, the club who gave Reyes his senior debut back in 2000. The younger Reyes was presented with a shirt with his father’s name on the back to mark the occasion, and it certainly looked to inspire him.
It looked to be turning into a nightmare for ?Real, who fell 2-0 down after just 13 minutes. Fortunately, thanks to Reyes, they were not trailing for too long.
The youngster, who only joined Real a month after his father’s death, fired home from a corner before the break to give his side a lifeline, but his performance after the break will certainly have done his family proud.
Reyes bagged a penalty almost immediately after the second half began, and he completed his hat trick with a fantastic free kick from range.
His fourth goal was just as impressive, as Reyes beat a defender before firing home from distance to give his side an imposing lead.
Sevilla did pull one back, but a late strike from Jaime killed any hope of a potential comeback. Thanks to Reyes, Real lifted the cup.
The young forward finished with eight goals in the entire tournament, and his development was undoubtedly one of the feel-good moments of the competition.
Real certainly had to work hard to get themselves through to the final. The tournament is designed to pit Spain’s finest talents against each other to battle for supremacy, and it is a competition which Real’s academy sides always take very seriously.
This latest triumph was the eighth time they have lifted the trophy, making them the most successful team of all time in the competition.
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