16-Year-Old Ansu Fati Becomes The Youngest Goalscorer EVER For Barcelona
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16-year-old Ansu Fati has become Barcelona's youngest ever La Liga goal-scorer after opening his account against Osasuna.
The teenage sensation became the second-youngest player to debut for the club after making a substitution appearance in last weekend's 5-2 victory over Real Betis.
He's now scored his first goal for Barcelona. He headed home in the 51st minute to create a historic moment for the Catalan outfit.
Ansu Fati . Goal for Barcelona . First goal for little Ansu . pic.twitter.com/1BsMYMgL80- Young Rich Nigga (@Shattabandles) August 31, 2019
Fati's heroics was the talk of social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Ansu Fati is the first 16-year-old in Barcelona's history to score a LaLiga goal for the club.- Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 31, 2019
The third-youngest ever in LaLiga for any club. :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/4cKHRxfbMN
Ansu Fati scoring for Barcelona in his second appearance. At 16. That's so incredible.- Zito (@_Zeets) August 31, 2019
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi praised the youngster following last weekend's domestic fixture.
The La Masia youth product recently signed a three-year contract at the Blaugrana and has a €100 million release clause in his contract.
But he's so young that Barcelona had to ask his parents' permission for him to play in the game because of La Liga's restrictions on underage players in night games.
Of course, his mum and dad were more than happy for him to take to the field in the 5-2 victory at 9pm local time and it was a proud moment for all the family.
Reflecting on the special moment, as quoted by ESPN, he said: "I was looking at my parents and my family [in the stands], all those people that have accompanied me to this point in my career.
"I stayed there on the pitch because I couldn't believe it. I wanted to enjoy that moment. The truth is that I was really nervous before, but I only have words of gratitude for everyone: the club, the manager, the supporters, who gave me a great reception."
Ansu Fati. Remember the name.
Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Spain, La Liga
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