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Sport Barca's Fati continuing to learn from Messi after making Champions League history

04:05  21 october  2020
04:05  21 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Barcelona forward Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League after he netted a late winner in his side' s 2-1 victory over Inter Milan Tuesday. The Spain Under 21 international took just 98 seconds to make his mark, combining with striker Luis Suarez to

Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati said he is continuing to learn from superstar captain Lionel Messi after setting a Champions League record on Tuesday.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Ansu Fati (L) and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi (R) © Getty Images Ansu Fati (L) and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi (R)

It was a record-breaking night as LaLiga giants Barca opened their Group G campaign with a 5-1 rout of Hungarian visitors Ferencvaros at Camp Nou.

Messi became the first player to score in 16 successive Champions League campaigns after his 27th-minute penalty opened the scoring for Barcelona.

Fati doubled the lead with a volley as he became the first player to have scored two Champions League goals before celebrating his 18th birthday.

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Barca were still without all-time top scorer Lionel Messi and fellow forwards Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele due to injury and coach Ernesto Valverde was left with little choice but to turn to Fati at the start of the second period. The teenager had become Barca ' s second-youngest ever player in last

Fati is already learning from the best. Watch him warming up with Leo Messi : Formally, the left winger is registered at Barca ' s U19 squad but he keeps “This week we have not talked about the case of Ansu Fati and Carles Perez, because since the beginning of the season the two are with the first team

"Messi is still Messi," Fati told Movistar post-match. "He can score in any action.

"We are very happy to have him here with us and I continue to learn from him."


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"We start with a good victory, we have to continue like that," Fati added. "It's [his goal] thanks to all my team-mates, they make things easy for me. It's a fantastic pass from Frenkie [De Jong] and I just had to push the ball."

Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele were also on target for Barca, while defender Gerard Pique was sent off in the 68th minute.

Barca are the first team ever to have two goalscorers aged 17 or under in a single Champions League match thanks to Fati and Pedri.

"It's good for the team, it means we're good," Fati replied when asked about Barca's attackers scoring goals.

"The more competitive there is between us, the better. We all come out better."

Barca will now turn their attention to Saturday's Clasico showdown against bitter rivals and defending LaLiga champions Real Madrid.

Madrid, who have a game in hand, are third and one point behind Real Sociedad, while Ronald Koeman's Barca are four points off the pace, having only played four matches.

"I approach it with maximum enthusiasm," said Fati. "It's a Clasico, I've always dreamed of competing in it."

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Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman discussed his team's victory over Hungarian visitors Ferencvaros at Camp Nou.Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele were all on target for Barca, who made a winning start in Group G on Tuesday, while Gerard Pique was sent off in the second half.

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