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Ansu Fati: the record breaking kid
At just 16 years and 318 days the striker finds the net and creates an assist in his first game in the starting XI
Ansu Fati is a record breaker. At just 16 years and 318 days the lad born in Guinea-Bissau has already had the experts rifling through the record books. After becoming the youngest ever goalscorer in the league two weeks ago against Osasuna, he set more records during Barça's 5-2 win over Valencia at Camp Nou.
The first of the records to fall came before even a ball had been kicked when the Barça number 31 was named in the starting XI. Thus, Ansu Fati became the youngest ever Barça player to be in the starting XI for a game at Camp Nou, beating Marc Muniesa's record set in 2009.
Only Vicenç Martínez was younger in XI home and away when he featured at 16 years and 280 days in a Clásico against Real Madrid in 1941.
The best was yet to come as in just the second minute of the game Ansu Fati scored his first ever goal at Camp Nou. Five minutes later he was back in the thick of the action when he created an assist for Frenkie de Jong to score his first goal for the club. As such, the striker became the youngest player to score and create an assist in the history of La Liga. A record for the ages.
His goal also means he becomes the youngest ever goalscorer at Camp Nou from any team. Remember the name, Ansu Fati as more records are bound to fall.