Madrid (AP) – Young FC Barcelona star Ansu Fati is due for surgery on Monday after a meniscus tear in his left knee.

The newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” wrote that it will be performed by renowned specialist Doctor Ramón Cugat, who also operated on the knee of German national football goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen on August 18.

Ter Stegen was only able to play again in the Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev last Wednesday, but then with a very strong performance that was celebrated by the Spanish sports press. How long Ansu Fati will be out was unknown. Barça will face Atlético Madrid on November 21, the Champions League will meet Dynamo Kiev on November 24 and Juventus Turin on December 8.

Fati had just celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday a week ago. He was injured in the first half of Saturday’s game against Real Betis Sevilla, which Blaugrana won 5-2. Fati held out until half time and was then exchanged for Argentinian world star Lionel Messi, who scored two of the five goals.

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