SIGN UP LOG IN
 

Sport News: Barca’s child prodigy astonished

Published by

December 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Sport News: Barca's child prodigy astonished

Ansu Fati’s goal against Inter Milan makes him the youngest goalscorer of all time in the Champions League. Can he follow in Lionel Messi’s footsteps?

With his 2-1 win over Inter Milan, Barcelona prodigy Ansu Fati is now the youngest scorer in Champions League history.

The Spaniard, just 17 years old, is raising the hopes of the Blaugrana to have the next Lionel Messi in their ranks.

Born in Guinea-Bissau, he immigrated to Spain at the age of six and moved to Barca’s world-famous talent factory “La Masia” in 2012.

He had played his way through all the youth teams and made a name for himself in the media for the first time when he scored four goals in nine matches in the 2018/19 UEFA Youth League season and prepared three more.

Barca’s youngest player in 78 years

For the current season, Fati was planned for the U19 and the second team. Barca’s injury worries at the beginning of the season – with Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, almost the entire offensive section was out of action – meant that the teenager’s hour had come.

At the age of 16 and 298 days, the winger made his debut for the star team in the match against Betis Sevilla on Matchday 2. Not a week later, he promptly equalised after his second-half substitution to become Barcelona’s youngest goalscorer in La Liga.

Another matchday later, he became the youngest player in the league’s history, scoring and scoring in one game. On top of that, he didn’t even need ten minutes.

Valverde: “What Ansu is up to isn’t normal.”

The steep rise of Fatis amazes not only the football world but also his coach Ernesto Valverde.

He indirectly threatened the competition after his shooting star’s gala match against Valencia: “What Ansu is up to is not normal. He has something special, is already very mature for his age. But he will play much better soon.”

Barcelona’s icon Messi didn’t leave the performances of his growth uncommented either. After Fati’s debut in August 2019, the Argentinean superstar said via Instagram: “I’m very happy to see that the guys from our house are fulfilling their dream of playing at Camp Nou.”

In the footsteps of Lionel Messi?

Now the next record. At 17 years and 40 days, he’s the youngest scorer in Champions League history. Also, Fati destroyed the Nerazzurri’s last 16 ambitions with his late winning goal – and indirectly helped their other group rivals, Borussia Dortmund, to progress.

Spain’s U21 international is reminiscent of the young Messi in some respects. He combines his enormous speed with outstanding ball-handling, which he uses skillfully in one-on-one situations.

He also has a flair for the perfect timing of passes and runs behind the last defensive chain, which allows him to finish time and time again.

If Ansu Fati continues his development in these dimensions, FC Barcelona fans will not have to worry about the future after the Messi era.

More News

SK Gaming Prime loses the finals

SK Gaming Prime loses the finals

At the European Masters, Europe's greatest young talents compete against each other in the League of Legends. In the final…

First team for handicapped gamers

First team for handicapped gamers

PENTA and BCON are working together to offer eSportsmen with handicaps new possibilities. As part of the partnership, two new…

Arrogance accusation against Barca

Arrogance accusation against Barca

FC Barcelona's pros are bad losers in the 0-0 draw against Slavia Prague. Only keeper Marc-André ter Stegen shows greatness.…

The PokerStars Sunday Million today for $109 as Progressive Knockout!

The PokerStars Sunday Million today for $109 as Progressive Knockout!

After the large success of the WCOOP on PokerStars, it continues with the industry leader on Sunday 29th September equal…

Fortnite World Cup 2019: Switzerland is well on the way!

Fortnite World Cup 2019: Switzerland is well on the way!

The qualifying phases of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup are in full swing, and several francophone players have already qualified.…

eSports: DreamHack 2019 starts in Rio de Janeiro

eSports: DreamHack 2019 starts in Rio de Janeiro

Today the DreamHack 2019 starts in the Olympic Park of Rio de Janeiro. The renowned eSports tournament series brings for…

GTA Online's gambling DLC sets new player record

GTA Online's gambling DLC sets new player record

The release of a digital casino in GTA Online brought the highest player level since the release of the multiplayer…

Rugby World Cup - Wales eliminated in the quarter-final, Fiji

Rugby World Cup - Wales eliminated in the quarter-final, Fiji

Wales and Australia have reached the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Scotland also remains in the race…

Rocket League: Pittsburgh Knights get The Peeps

Rocket League: Pittsburgh Knights get The Peeps

Known until recently as "The Peeps", the team took the overall victory at the 2019 Dreamhack Pro Circuit and will…

Germany: Payout ratio in online casinos

Germany: Payout ratio in online casinos

Especially as a new casino visitor, you want to gain experience in online casinos and will you often wonder what…

Fortnite World Champion Bugha and G2 Esports clear the dust

Fortnite World Champion Bugha and G2 Esports clear the dust

Fortnite world champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf is one of the big winners of the Esports Awards 2019, but the protagonists…

Crypto cheater gambles away $1.5 million in casinos in Las Vegas

Crypto cheater gambles away $1.5 million in casinos in Las Vegas

Within only 18 months, two men from the US state of Arizona with a pyramid system are said to have…

2019 World Series of Poker Main Event: Julian Milliard Leads
2019 World Series of Poker Main Event: Julian Milliard Leads

Yesterday, Event #73, the $10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker, continued with day 2c…

Column: The future of the Swiss CS:GO scene
Column: The future of the Swiss CS:GO scene

CS:GO has been part of the international eSports scene for years. Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, for example, who takes a close…

Poker Gossip: Gus Hansen is ready for Las Vegas
Poker Gossip: Gus Hansen is ready for Las Vegas

The World Series of Poker 2019 is about to start. Poker fans can look forward to Gus Hansen flying to…

Nadal has to pass the Laver Cup because of a hand injury
Nadal has to pass the Laver Cup because of a hand injury

Team Europe will have to give up Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup of tennis pros on the final day.…

Recap: Natus Vincere and Team Vitality move into the semi-finals
Recap: Natus Vincere and Team Vitality move into the semi-finals

The first day of the ESL One Cologne 2019 Playoffs brought all spectators two rather fast games. Both Team Vitality…

Rock band KISS plans Casino in Mississippi
Rock band KISS plans Casino in Mississippi

While many aging musicians let their golden years fade away in Las Vegas, the US-American rock band KISS really lets…

Williams is defeated in Wimbledon finals
Williams is defeated in Wimbledon finals

Serena Williams missed the victory in the Wimbledon final and thus the record victory. The 37-year-old lost against Simona Halep…

GTA 5 - This sports car is finally available online in GTA today
GTA 5 - This sports car is finally available online in GTA today

The Ocelot Jugular is now available for purchase in "GTA Online". Players had already expected the activation of the sports…

Swiss eSportsman causes a sensation in Las Vegas
Swiss eSportsman causes a sensation in Las Vegas

For the "Hearthstone" pros, last weekend in Las Vegas it was half a million dollars. Hypno von Lausanne eSports just…

24-year-old wins 768 million dollars in the lottery
24-year-old wins 768 million dollars in the lottery

Manuel Franco has won one of the highest jackpots in US lottery history. He opted for a one-time payout instead…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!