Ansu Fati keeps breaking records, and it doesn’t look like the youngster is going to slow down. After becoming the youngest player to score a brace in La Liga history and becoming Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer, Fati has confirmed his breakthrough year with a breathtaking start with his boyhood club in the league. As he turns 18 in less than a month, Ansu Fati has scored more goals at 17 than his idol Leo Messi, the legend that is Cristiano Ronaldo, and fellow wonderkid Kylian Mbappé.
After a year with Barça’s first team, Fati has scored 11 goals for his beloved club, two more than both Real Madrid’s Raul and Everton’s Wayne Rooney before their eighteenth birthday. Surprisingly, that’s ten more goals than Leo Messi at this stage of his career. Now, after breaking all these records and being on top of every goalscoring chart, Ansu Fati’s mission is to win his first La Liga title and his start to the season earned him another Spain call-up by Barça legend Luis Enrique.
Also, it’s hard to forget Bojan’s stellar start at Barcelona and the career he had after that. Ansu Fati, who seems like a down-to-earth individual, mustn’t get ahead oh himself and keep his growing to become the new Leo Messi at Camp Nou. He’s also a symbol of La Masia’s talents, and the fact his name is on everyone’s lips at such a young age must be a proud moment for him. Having scored more than Raul, Rooney, Cristiano, and Messi before 18 is a bonus that the Guinea-Bissau-born winger should cherish without getting arrogant.
Ilaix Moriba speaks following his first screamer goal for Barcelona
Ilaix Moriba has scored his first goal for Barcelona in stunning fashion. The teenager came on as a substitute against Osasuna and linked up with Lionel Messi to get off the mark for the club.
After enjoying a wonderful time with the first team in this past month and a half, making his senior debut against Cornella in the Copa del Rey, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength. He made
Moriba replaced Sergio Busquets in the 67th minute for his fifth appearance of the season. In the final moments of the game, linked up with Lionel Messi, feinted onto his left foot before unleashing a fierce left footed shot into the top corner.
Ronald Koeman was full of praise for the youngster after his cameo against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek, and his faith in the Barça B youngster has once again paid major dividends.
The 18-year-old’s goal sealed an eighth away win of the league campaign for Barcelona, after Jordi Alba opened the scoring in the first half with a magnificent finish from a stellar lobbed through pass from Messi.
“I will never forget this moment until I die. This is where Ansu scored too. He is like a brother to me, he is from the family,” said Moriba in the post-match interview (via BarçaTV+).
Moriba added: “I want to dedicate this goal to my father and La Masia where I have learned a lot from.”
Barcelona grabbed all three points at El Sadar against a tough Osasuna side to move within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Catalans will now be hoping that the Madrid derby tomorrow will help them close the gap at the top even further.
Ilaix is also confident that they still have a chance for the title: “La Liga isn’t over for us. We will fight till the end. That is the DNA they taught us at La Masia.”