Another day, and another record for Ansu Fati in his swift rise to greatness.
The Spanish footballer was on point for Barcelona against Real Madrid when he found a great cross by Jordi Alba to score his first El Clásico goal before the 10-minute mark.
Ansu Fati broke yet another record for Barcelona, as he became the youngest goalscorer in El Clasico history with his first-half strike against Real Madrid. The young Spaniard is one of the most exciting players in world football and showed his class again, as he scored the equalizer after Barcelona fell behind to a goal from Fede Valverde.
Real Madrid scored an early goal at the Camp Nou, but Barcelona hit back almost immediately through Fati, who is quickly becoming an important player for the Catalans.
Having already become the youngest scorer in Barcelona’s history and the UEFA Champions League, Fati also wrote his name into the history books for his national team. The 17-year-old broke a record that stood for over a century, as he became La Roja’s youngest goalscorer in their decorated history.
Similarly, Fati took matters into his own hands and notched up Barcelona’s equalizer, as he once again etched his name in history. Barcelona and Real Madrid share a rich history, and the Spaniard carved out the latest chapter in the fierce rivalry by scoring early in the first half.
The 17-year-old is the youngest El Clasico goalscorer ever 🙌 pic.twitter.com/B1furCUSPE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2020
Fati’s goal was crucial to keep Barcelona in contention for the game, as Fede Valverde had given Los Blancos the lead previously.
Just like it has been for Fati whenever he has scored, this goal will go down in El Clásico history for the footballer, who has become the first teenager to find the back of the net in such a game before turning eighteen.
Simply put, Fati is the youngest player ever to score in the heated rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Ansu Fati is addicted to rewriting the record books.pic.twitter.com/PJPOTe7IVT
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 24, 2020
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have a lot riding on the Clasico. While Real Madrid are looking to recover from successive defeats, Barcelona are aiming to return to winning ways in La Liga after their shock defeat against Getafe last weekend.
With Ronald Koeman at the helm, Barcelona look like a different team altogether, with several youngsters being award the opportunity to shine. Fati is just one of their crown jewels, as the likes of Trincao, Pedri and Riqui Puig have also shown glimpses of their potential in the past few months.