Madrid (AP) – His goal against Germany was rejected, but Ansu Fati shot himself in the history books in his second international match for Spain.
With his goal to 3-0 in the 4-0 win against Ukraine (32nd minute), the Barça professional became the youngest goalscorer in Spanish international history and the Nations League on Sunday evening at the age of 17 years and 311 days.
In his starting line-up debut, the youngster, already celebrated as a “miracle spiker” and “new Messi”, laid out accents after just two minutes when his attack could only be stopped by a mistake and Sergio Ramos, who twice was so old, the penalty turned around.
Ansu Fati – full name Anssumane Fati Vieira – is from Guinea-Bissau and was not naturalized until September 20, 2019. At the age of six he left the former Portuguese colony with his mother and moved to his father in Herrera near Seville.
After his dream goal from about 17 meters, he let his joy run wild with a smile in a camera. “I am proud to partner with (coach) Luis Enrique and these players who welcomed me with open arms,” said Fati. “I will continue to work humbly.” It was not the talent’s first record: he is also the youngest goalscorer at FC Barcelona and in the Champions League.