Ansu Fati, 16, Scores Two Minutes Into Full Barcelona Debut In Valencia Thrashing
Sixteen-year-old starlet Ansu Fati scored just two minutes into his Barcelona debut in a drubbing of Valencia last night.
The teenager put the Catalans on course for a 5-2 victory at the Nou Camp as he continued his hot streak.
The 'La Masia' graduate Barcelona's youngest La Liga goalscorer last month when he scored against Osasuna six minutes after coming on.
And he marked his full debut on Saturday night with an early strike after latching onto Frenkie de Jong's through ball and slotting home.
The Guinea-Bissau born prospect moved to Seville with his family at the age of six and four years later he joined the famed Barcelona academy in 2012.
Fati is making the most of Lionel Messi's injury absence and forging a name for himself as one of world's leading young stars.
Barcelona moved two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with their five-goal thrashing of Valencia.
The hosts led 2-1 at half-time thanks to two goals in the first seven minutes from Fati and De Jong before Kevin Gameiro hit back.
Gerard Pique made it three for the Catalan side early in the second half and then Luis Suarez grabbed himself a double.
Substitute Maxi Gomez scored a late consolation for Valencia, who were well beaten in Barcelona's most convincing performance of the season so far.
And it couldn't have come at a better time with a Champions League trip to Dortmund coming up midweek.
Ernesto Valverde's men capitalised on leaders Atletico Madrid falling to a shock 2-0 defeat by Real Sociedad.
They moved two points behind the Madrid side into fourth place with Real Madrid in second on eight points after their win over Levante on Saturday.