Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati becomes Spain's youngest ever goalscorer vs Ukraine


Ansu Fati is truly something else.

Spain got off to an absolute flier during their UEFA Nations League clash with Ukraine on Sunday night and it was the Barcelona starlet who was on everybody's lips during their first-half flurry.

Fati seemed to break every La Liga record under the sun during his breakthrough campaign at Camp Nou and now he appears to be repeating the same trick for Spain.

Spain vs Ukraine

Besides, we are talking about a 17-year-old who was genuinely being considered as a replacement for Lionel Messi when it looked as though the Argentine would be leaving for Manchester City.

Fati came on for his senior Spain debut during the 1-1 draw with Germany earlier in the week, drawing praise from Luis Enrique, but he couldn't have played better after making the starting XI.

The Barcelona youngster caused chaos from the outset, winning a penalty within two minutes that Sergio Ramos, who later scored Spain's second goal, duly converted.


Fati scores a beauty

But it was what happened in the 33rd minute that truly underlined Fati's quality with the winger becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Spanish national team.

It came in remarkable style, too, with Fati showing some brilliant close control on the edge of the penalty area, before firing a stunning strike into the far bottom corner via the upright. 

You can check out his sizzling effort down below:

Let's all take a moment to remember that Fati was born in 2002... October, 2002... feel old yet?

Of course, it goes without saying that it's a risky game getting too excited, too quickly about a younger player at a top club, but Fati seems to make history everywhere he treads right now.

If he can really make use of Messi sticking around in Catalonia for at least one more season, then there's every reason to think he could become one of the world's best players in years to come.


If nothing else, though, he'll be guaranteed some column inches in the history books, that's for sure.

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