Ansu Fati wrote his name into the history books on Saturday by becoming Barcelona’s youngest goalscorer in La Liga history.
The 16-year-old headed home his first Barca goal to make it 1-1 against Osasuna just minutes after coming on as a substitute at half-time.
Ansu Fati, the youngest Barça goalscorer in #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/KmCxSvpPSH— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 31, 2019
It was a brilliant moment for the youngster on just his second appearance for the first team. He made his debut in last week’s 5-2 win over Real Betis.
His goal means that he beats Bojan and Lionel Messi to become Barca’s youngest league goalscorer and is the third youngest in La Liga history:
3 - Ansu Faty (16 years and 304 days) has become the third youngest player to score in LaLIga history, after Fabrice Olinga (16y & 98d) and Iker Muniain (16y & 289d). Future. pic.twitter.com/TdtV22nDCp— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 31, 2019
Injuries to Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele have seen Ansu get his chance in the first team, and there is no doubt the teenager has grabbed the opportunity with both hands.