Ansu Fati Made A Huge Impact On His First International Start
Ansu Fati had a night to remember on his first start for Spain, as the Barcelona youngster scored one goal and set up another in the first half.
The teenager, who could have played for Guinea-Bissau, made his debut for Spain in the second half against Germany earlier in the week and earned his first start against Ukraine on Sunday, in the Nations League.
It took the 17-year-old less than two minutes to make a huge impact on international football. He nutmegged one opposition defender, ran into the box and tricked another opponent into tripping him to win Spain a penalty, which Sergio Ramos obviously scored.
It didn't take Fati long to make an impact at the Nou Camp, when he became the youngest goal scorer for the club in his second appearance just over a year ago, and the forward repeated the trick on Sunday.
On his second appearance for Luis Enrique's side, he became the country's youngest ever scorer in the 32nd minute to make it 3-0.
Fati collected the ball on the left side of the pitch, just outside the area, cut inside the defence and curled a shot beautifully into the bottom corner.
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Spain and Barcelona have got some player on their hands...:clap:
17-year-old Ansu Fati scores his first goal for the Spanish national team with this incredible finish! :dart::heart_eyes:pic.twitter.com/0OWNpSr6uB
- Sky Sports (@SkySports) September 6, 2020
:bar_chart: - Ansu Fati is the..
- Youngest goal-scorer for Barcelona.
- Youngest player ever to score a double in La Liga.
- Youngest player ever to score and assist in La Liga.
- Youngest player ever to score in a Champions League game.
- Youngest player ever to score a goal for Spain. pic.twitter.com/OUL7rfDTtl
- Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 6, 2020
1 - Ansu Fati in his first start for Spain :flag_es::
6 shots - 1st in match
2 shots on target
2 chances created
6 dribbles attempted - 1st in match
10 touches in opp box - 1st in match
1 penalty won - 1st in match
- OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 6, 2020
Earlier this summer it was reported that Manchester United had offered upwards of €150 million for the teenager but Barcelona have named him as one of only several players who they won't accept bids for.
Fati has a release clause of only €170 million but the club are hoping to tie him down to a new contract which will no doubt raise his release clause.
With Lionel Messi staying at the Nou Camp this season but expected to leave next year, fans of the Catalan giants will be hoping they can rely on Fati for years to come.
Featured Image Credit: UEFA Nations League
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