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Maxi Biancucchi shows that it is not just his famous family member who can score great goals after netting from distance for Vitoria against Bahia in the Salvador derby

Lionel Messi’s cousin proved that footballing ability runs in the family when he scored a spectacular goal for his side Vitoria against Bahia.

Maxi Biancucchi, who is a relation of the four-time Ballon d’Or winner, smashed in a shot from long range during his side’s 5-1 win over their local rivals in the Salvador derby, in Brazil.

The 28-year-old was making just his second appearance for Vitoria and made himself an immediate fan-favourite when he hammered home from distance in the Campeonato Baiano clash last weekend.

Despite playing professionally in South America for over a decade, Bianucchi has been nicknamed El Primo de Messi - "Messi's cousin" - on the continent.

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