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VIDEO: Introducing A New Barcelona Starlet: Rafa Alcantara (Rafinha)

This weekend may have seen Barcelona go four points clear at the top of La Liga, with a large smattering of players who have come through the ranks impressing against Malaga (what a goal by Andres Iniesta!), and there was yet more evidence that La Masia continues to churn out the stars of the future.

In the Spanish Segunda Division Barcelona B won 3-2 at Salamanca and substitute Rafa Alcantara, also known as Rafinha, came to the fore.

Rafinha has long been hyped in the youth divisions of Barcelona and as the son of 1994 World Cup winner Mazinho and fellow Barcelona starlet Thiago his brother, it is not hard to imagine why.

The 17-year-old, who has represented Spain at youth level (yet another gifted youngster for the La Furia Roja), has only in 2011 come into the Barcelona B side. He made his debut as a substitute in early January in a 2-1 defeat to Girona and was the star turn against Salamanca on Saturday with a goal and an assist in just 55 minutes of playing time.

Rafinha's goal and assist v Salamanca are on the video below.

A compilation of his season so far in the Barcelona youth ranks is here.