Barcelona forward Ansu Fati has earned plaudits from across the world after becoming the youngest ever UEFA Champions League scorer with his goal against Inter Milan on Tuesday night.
The 17-year old came off the bench in the 85th minute and a minute later he scored the winning goal for the Catalans after he was set up by fellow substitute Luis Suarez. At 17 years and 40 days, he became the youngest ever UEFA Champions League scorer.
The goal saw Barca knock Inter out of the UEFA Champions League after Borussia Dortmund defeated Slavia Praha in the other Group F match played at the Signal-Iduna Park.
The striker holds three other records. He is Barca’s youngest ever goal-scorer, the youngest player to register a goal and an assist in a Laliga match and Barca’s youngest ever player to play in the UEFA Champions League.
His performances earned him plaudits from fans across the world.
Ansu Fati: "It's a dream. Everything is happening very quickly and I have to take advantage of every opportunity. I was surprised how the stadium was so silent after the goal." pic.twitter.com/3qvEsVO0iZ
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) December 10, 2019
Ansu Fati has become the youngest player at 17 years and 40 days to score in the Champions League. To do it away to Inter makes it even more special for the @FCBarcelona youngster. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 10, 2019
Ansu Fati is the youngest player in Champions League history to score a #UCL goal at the age of 17 years and 40 days old.
Barcelona’s wonderkid writes his name in the record books. 📖 pic.twitter.com/SpTHPE4XB0
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 10, 2019
— kadrex (@abdool_kadeer) December 10, 2019
— HaQuad Mumtaz (Omo Yorùbá) 🇳🇬🌶🇳🇬 (@mumtaz0012) December 10, 2019
Youngest Goalscorer in the History of FC Barcelona
Youngest Goalscorer in the history of Laliga
Youngest player to have ever scored in the Champion's League
— ⭐ᗫѧռ ɢɛtsօ🇳🇬™⭐ (@Adaugetso) December 10, 2019
— Sinethemba Mbatha (@SnezzyMbatha) December 11, 2019
Portuguese naira Marley was complaining lastweek that Serie A pitches are hard for strikers to score on
Meanwhile, 17 year old Ansu Fati that just escaped puberty last week just scored the winning goal against Serie A league leaders in Milan.
— Fela 👻 (@badniggafela) December 10, 2019
A small destroying players 3 times older than him without any fear.
Don’t forget the name Ansu Fati💥💥
He’s the next big thing to happen in this game.💪💪 pic.twitter.com/e7ZKol9aSW
— Barca Addict❤️💙 (@toller_1) December 10, 2019
17-year-old Ansu Fati makes history!
— ESPN (@espn) December 10, 2019
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2019
—Barca's youngest-ever scorer
—Youngest player to score and assist in a La Liga game
—Barca's youngest-ever #UCL player
—Youngest-ever Champions League scorer
17-year-old Ansu Fati keeps making history 💫 pic.twitter.com/kZSUt7httq
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 10, 2019