Stoke City vs Real Betis match report: Bojan Krkic can do it on a Wednesday in Stoke
Former Barcelona striker scores third goal in three games
A famous criticism of Lionel Messi was that because of his slim frame, he might not be able to produce on a 'cold night in Stoke'.
That was, of course, nonsense and Messi's former team-mate Bojan Krkic is further proving it.
It may not have been particularly cold on Wednesday night, but Bojan, a failure at Barcelona, is certainly producing it during pre-season.
The Spaniard scored his third goal in three pre-season matches for Mark Hughes' side as the Potters beat Real Betis 2-0 at the Britannia Satadium.
Stoke have so far struggled this summer, with three draws and two defeats in their first five pre-season games, but they played well against Betis.
Erik Pieters opened the scoring on 30 minutes before Bojan scored two minutes before half-time.
It was an excellent goal from the little striker as he knocked the ball past one defender, raced towards the box and sent the ball into the far corner.
Stoke fans are quietly optimistic about their new man, who has struggled in recent seasons - he hasn't broke double figures since 2010 - after bursting onto the scene at the Nou Camp as a 17-year-old.
Latest in Sport
WrestleMania 31: What time does it start? Full match card and preview ahead of WWE event
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
Gareth Bale to Chelsea: Real Madrid to be 'tempted by £75m offer' this summer
Manchester United transfer news: Chris Smalling and Phil Jones face uncertain future with contract renewal talks on hold
Malaysia Grand Prix 2015 LIVE: Sebastian Vettel wins in just his second race with Ferrari with Lewis Hamilton second and Nico Rosberg third
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers