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Ansu Fati Took Out Three Players With One Brilliant Piece Of Skill

Ansu Fati Took Out Three Players With One Brilliant Piece Of Skill

Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati showed off his brilliant ability by taking three Athletic Bilbao defenders out with one piece of skill that Lionel Messi would have been proud of.

Fati is the latest young superstar to come out of Barca's La Masia academy and only turned 17 in October but already looks right at home in the first team.

At the weekend he became the youngest player in La Liga history to score a brace and he continued impressing on Thursday night against Bilbao with a move that took out three opponents in one swoop.

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Fati has played 13 times in the league this season and it was his second start in the Copa del Rey against Bilbao but he wasn't able to help the Catalan giants get through to the next round.

They had much of the game, with 69% of the possession and 11 shots to Bilbao's seven, but couldn't break the hosts down.

Instead the hosts went through thanks to a 93rd minute own goal from Sergio Busquets, plunging Barca's season into even more misery.

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Barca sacked Ernesto Valverde after the team were knocked out of the Supercopa semi finals, the first season in the tournament's new format, and they have lost top spot in La Liga to rivals Real Madrid.

Failure in the Copa means they must catch their rivals or win the Champions League in order to keep their eight year run of winning a trophy in every season going.

More worrying for the club might be Messi's falling out with sporting director Eric Abidal, over who was to blame for Valverde's sacking, which has led to rumours the six time Ballon d'Or winner could leave the club.

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Messi left frustrated by Athletic. Image: PA Images
Messi left frustrated by Athletic. Image: PA Images

Fati's promise suggests that there is life after Messi but the club would certainly prefer the pair were around together for a few years yet.

Topics: Football News, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Real Sociedad, Copa del Rey, Spain, Real Madrid, La Liga

Ryan Sidle

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