Anssumane "Ansu" Fati, the phenomenon of FC Barcelona, made history in the Champions League in the match against Inter Milan (2-1). Bissau-Guinean, who also has Spanish nationality recently, became the youngest scorer of the competition. The previous record was 22 years old.
Already qualified for the round of 16, FC Barcelona decided to blow its usual frames on Tuesday, December 10 in the match played in Italy against Inter Milan. Lionel Messi, the sixfold Ballon d'Or, and Gérard Piqué were thus absent, left at rest. At the kickoff, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Luis Suarez were substitutes. It was also the case of Anssumane "Ansu" Fati .
Fati enters and scores the goal of victory
The young winger, who has been seen a lot at the start of the season and a little less in recent weeks, has perfectly exploited the little game time that Ernesto Valverde gave him at the Giuseppe-Meazza stadium. It only took a few seconds to remember why so much was said about him this summer.
In the 85th minute, Ansu Fati came into play in the place of Carles Perez. And in the 86th, the phenomenon scored the goal of the victory of Barça. At the entrance to the surface, Fati leaned on Luis Suarez before hitting the ground. Samir Handanovic, the guardian of Inter, was able to relax, he could not touch the leather. The ball hit the post and finished the race in the net.
Even with a reshuffled team, in which the Senegalese Moussa Wagué held on the right flank of the defense, Barça won. The Blaugrana beat Inter (2-1) and Ansu Fati, he enters the record books of the competition.
22 years later, Ansu Fati erases Peter Ofori-Quaye tablets
It's simple: In scoring against Inter, Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the history of the Champions League. Barcelona scored at the age of 17 years and 40 days. The previous record already belonged to an African. But it goes back to the last century. Fati was not even born ...
On October 1, 1997, Peter Ofori-Quaye was lined up with his Olympiakos club on the Norwegian side of Rosenborg. The flagship of Greek football lived a very difficult match, but Ofori-Quaye found the opening in the 69th minute and saved the honor of his team, largely beaten (5-1). The Ghanaian was then 17 years old and 195 days old.
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Since then, many young talents have approached this record for years. The one who came closest to him was Croatian Mateo Kovacic, who had 17 and 216 days when he scored a goal at Olympique Lyonnais with Dynamo Zagreb in December 2011. Finally, after more than 22 years, the record Peter Ofori-Quaye fell thanks to Ansu Fati.
What revive interest on the nugget, born in Bissau, Bissaoguine nationality and naturalized Spanish since September. And for good reason, the Spanish selection, aware of the potential of Barcelona, would like to attract him in his nets. The Spain Espoirs team has already offered him two capes.