Fati sets new Champions League record with Barcelona goal against Ferencvaros

Ansu Fati has claimed yet another record with his strikefor Barcelona in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Ferencvaros.

Lionel Messi struck first for his side after 27 minutes, converting from the penalty spot after being felled himself in the area to curtail a typically explosive dribble.

The stage was then set for Fati to shine, with the 17-year-old doubling his side’s lead just before the half-time whistle.

While Fati did not manage perfect contact on the volley from Frenkie de Jong’scross, it was good enough to wrong-foot Ferencvaros goalkeeperDenes Dibusz and put Barca 2-0 ahead.

As well as establishing a comfortable cushion for Ronald Koeman’s charges, the strike also claimed a new record for the youngster.

It was his second goal in the Champions League for Barcelona, making him the first ever player under the age of 18to score more than once in the European competition.

His maiden strike came in the 2019-20 edition, when he netted what proved to be the Catalans’ winner in a 2-1 defeat of Inter in December 2019.

Since making his debut in August last year Fati has collected an astonishing number of records.He now stands as Barcelona’s second-youngest debutant and goalscorer in La Liga and the youngest player to do either in the Champions League for the club, as well as holding the distinction of being the youngest player ever to score twice in a Liga match for any club.

At international level too he has made his presence felt, in September breaking a mark that had stood for 95 years to become Spain’s youngest goalscorer when he netted against Ukraine.

Following his goal, Fati turned provider with a neat backheel to play in Philippe Coutinho for Barca’s third of the evening against Ferencvaros.

Source : goal.com