Football

Ansu Fati score an historic goal for Spain

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati broke a 95-year national record to become Spain’s youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 311 days against Ukraine.


He also happens to be the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history and Barcelona’s youngest scorer in La Liga.

On the historic night, he became the youngest to start a Nations League match. He won a penalty in which captain, Sergio Ramos converted.

Ramos doubled his tally with an header. He is on the best form for his beloved nation as he has score 10 goals in his last 15 caps.

Fati who was born in Guinea-Bissau but moved to Seville at age six became Spain’s youngest player in 84 years when he made his debut in last Thursday’s 1-1 draw to Germany.

Spain manager Luis Enrique: “I’m very happy for Ansu, he is 17 years old, you have to take it easy with him, little by little, he will improve.

“Players of this age need serenity, humility, and that’s what Ansu has already.

“Sergio Ramos is a winner. And the winners are happy when they win. His numbers are beyond the reach of any other player.

“What he brings to this team, that enthusiasm … That’s why he’s one of the best players in the world at his position.”

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