Barcelona’s Ansu Fati called out by Getafe’s Allan Nyom for diving during match


Ansu Fati is one of the world’s most exciting young footballers.

The winger, who turns 18 on October 31, scored eight goals in 33 games during his breakthrough campaign last term.

Ansu’s eye-catching performances led to a call-up to Spain’s senior team and he’s now made four appearances for his national side, scoring one goal.

Full of confidence, the teenager has netted three goals in four appearances for Barcelona this term - more than any other player, including Lionel Messi.

However, the Guinea-Bissau-born starlet was unable to prevent Barça slumping to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Getafe on Saturday night.


Jaime Mata scored the only goal of the game at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez from the penalty spot in the 56th minute.

Ansu played for just over an hour before he was subbed off for Ousmane Dembele.

Shortly before he was substituted, Ansu was slammed by Getafe defender Allan Nyom for ‘diving’ in an attempt to win a penalty.

Nyom put his arm across the teenager, who let out a scream while falling to the ground holding his face.


The defender stood over Ansu and was picked up by Movistar LaLiga - per Spanish newspaper AS - telling his opponent: "18 years old and you're diving like that? 18 years old!?"

Watch the footage here…

Ansu took no notice of Nyom as he dusted himself down and kept his eye on the action.

But did the youngster actually dive?


Not according to AS' resident referee Iturralde González, who said: "Nyom puts his arm in Ansu's face when he has absolutely no need to. It's a penalty.”

Looking at the footage, though, there’s no doubt that Ansu did go to ground theatrically.

And Nyom let the hugely-talented winger know that his reaction was embarrassing.

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