Ansu Fati became the youngest player in the history of La Liga to score a goal and make an assist during Barcelona and Valencia. The 16-year-old netted a goal within the first couple of minutes of the match and then went on to assist five minutes later for Frenkie de Jong. With this, he became the youngest player to net a goal and scripted a record in golden letters. He went on to beat Marc Muniesa who earlier held this record. Ansu is just 16 years and 318 days old and the video of his assist and goal went viral on social media. Benzema Brilliance Inspires Real, Fati Lights Up Barca.
Speaking about the game, the hosts Barcelona walked away with a 5-2 win. Gerard Pique netted yet another goal at the 51st minute and gave Barcelona a 3-1 lead. Luis Saurez who just joined Barcelona at Camp Nou braced a couple of goals and put his team to 5-1. Uruguay’s Maximiliano Gómez González netted yet another goal in the last two minutes of the game. But for now, let’s have a look at the goal by Ansu.
Ansu Fati highlights vs Valencia.
With 1 goal and 1 assist within 7 minutes Ansu Fati really shows why he can be the next star of FC Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/l7gIFEOQdr
— BarcaComp (@BarcaComp) September 15, 2019
Here’s a tweet by Barcelona
An ovation for Ansu Fati!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 14, 2019
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde said, “There’s going to be a lot of hype with Ansu -- a lot. What we have to do is try and keep it down. Our job is to protect the player. But there’s no denying Ansu is a player who has something special. He seems much more mature than his age. We saw things [against Valencia] that we see in training.” With this, Barcelona leapt to number four on the La Lia 2019-20 points table.
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