The Mexican teenager was voted man-of-the-match and remarked afterwards: "I did not know that there was a prize for MVP.

"I feel very excited to be playing with such great players and I know I will have to work hard to reach their level. I am beginning my career and I hope to help during the minutes that are given to me. I want to help Barca to win many titles this season."

Barca coach Frank Rijkaard said of Dos Santos: "Giovani scored a good goal after combining with Ronaldinho and [Samuel] Eto'o. He gives us another option in attack."