Barcelona’s 17-year-old gem, Ansu Fati, continues to break records. In the comfortable 5-1 victory over Ferencvaros in the Champions League, the youngster scored the second goal of the match thanks to Frenkie de Jong’s line-breaking pass. With his goal, Fati has become the first and only player in the history of the Champions League to have scored two goals before turning 18. Not to mention that he also provided an assist in the same game.
Fati was not the only teenager who scored for the Blaugranas. Pedri, another 17-year-old Barcelona star, scored the club’s 4th goal in the 82nd minute after a great individual play by Ousmane Dembélé. For the first time in the history of the Champions League, two teenagers (Fati and Pedri) score a goal in the same match.
Ronald Koeman has rejuvenated the squad in a way that fans have been looking for since Xavi and Iniesta’s reign. Ansu and Pedri are not only the future of the club, but also the present, amazing us week after week.
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.