Ansu Fati started his 2020-21 La Liga campaign in some style on Sunday night against Villarreal at the Camp Nou.
The 17-year-old scored twice and won a penalty in Barca’s impressive victory over the Yellow Submarine to continue a rich vein of form.
Opta highlighted just how lethal Fati has been in his last nine starts for club and country.
7 - Between @FCBarcelona and Spain, Ansu Fati has scored seven goals in his last nine starts in all competitions, scoring with his nine shots on target and winning two penalties in his last two starts. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/rmKrPnTSzV— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 27, 2020
It’s been a pretty good September for Fati. He was handed his Spain debut, made history with his first international goal and then bagged a brace on his first La Liga start.
Fati has also been officially promoted to the first-team squad, is now the proud owner of the No. 22 shirt and seen his buyout clause increased to €400 million. It’s also worth remembering that he’s not 18 for another month.