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Barcelona have found new Messi: Cameroon whiz Jean-Marie Dongou

Barcelona have uncovered a junior player who is repeating the achievements of superstar Lionel Messi in their youth teams.

Messi arrived at Barca as a 13 year-old, but did not explode until the following year when he played for three different age group teams, including the U18s.

Now Cameroon teen Jean-Marie Dongou, 15, is doing the same thing - the first time a Barca junior is playing for three different age groups since Messi.

Dongou, like Messi before him, is now competing with players three years older than him - and is more than holding his own.

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