Ansu Fati scores for Barca

The Spanish press was full of praise for Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati after he stole the show once again in Saturday’s victory over Valencia at the Nou Camp.

The 16-year-old became Barcelona’s youngest ever scorer when he netted against Osasuna prior to the international break and, pushed into the starting line-up, he needed less than two minutes to find the net again.     

Fati, who was a major threat throughout, then set up Frenkie De Jong for the second only four minutes later and Barcelona went on to claim a 5-2 win.

And the Spanish papers loved what they saw with the teenager with him dominating Sunday’s sports pages.

‘Ansu, what planet did you come from?’ was the headline from Sport alongside a picture of Fati celebrating.  

‘Ansu Fati falls in love with the Camp Nou with a goal and an assist in five minutes,’ it continued.

Mundo Deportivo was equally complimentary about the winger’s ‘great’ performance.

Fati continued to to shine after helping Barca go two goals up but it was defender Gerard Pique in the right place at the right time for the third. 

Four minutes later Nelson Semedo hit a post but Barca did not have to wait long for a fourth, Suarez replacing Fati and immediately finding the net with a fine curling shot.

Suarez netted his second and Barca’s fifth in the 83rd minute, sweeping the ball past Cillessen at the near post.

There was still time for substitute Maximiliano Gomez to grab a second for Valencia but it did not take the gloss off a second victory in LaLiga this season for Barca.

With Atletico Madrid beaten by Real Sociedad earlier in the day, Barca is now only two points behind the early pacesetters. -Mailonline

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