Ansu Fati, the Barcelona sensational forward let a record five years shy of a century bowed to his strike. The youngster broke a 95-year-old record when he scored against Ukraine on Sunday. The goal came in his second appearance for Spain, having made his debut in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Germany.
The 17-year-old was handed his first start for the national side by manager Luis Enrique and won a penalty after just 100 seconds of the clash. He went close with a low shot, almost scored a brilliant bicycle kick too. The teenager finally did find the back of the net after he cut inside and fired a low shot home.
He became the youngest Spanish goal scorer at 17 years, 311 days of age. The record was previously held by Juan Erazquinn when he scored against Switzerland aged 18 years and 344 days.
In addition, he also became the youngest player to start a nations league match. Ethan Ampadu previously held the record.
The Manchester United player set the record at 17 years and 357 days in 2018. Fati broke the record aged 17 years and 311 days.
Fati, born in Guinea Bissau, migrated to Spain with his family, aged 6. He is also the current youngest goalscorer in Champions League history. Meanwhile, it is no secret that playing in a team with the likes of Lionel Messi will help shape a budding talent like Fati. News that Messi will be staying at least one more year at Nou camp must excite him.
The match ended 4-0 with Sergio Ramos scoring two: a header and a well-taken penalty, a penalty also won by the Barcelona teenage sensation. Manchester City’s new signing, Ferran Torres, added the fourth later in the match. The new Manchester city forward underlined his quality with that great strike.
The Barcelona youngster is up for greater things in the football world; time definitely will tell!