Sunday Sep 01, 2019. 12:00
Sixteen-year-old Bissau-Guinean forward Anssumane Fati announced himself as a future star by scoring for Barcelona in their 2-2 draw away to Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
The teenage sensation was a second-half substitute for the Blaugrana and scored in the 51st minute to level the game after Osasuna held the lead from early on, thanks to Roberto Torres’ opening strike (with the Osasuna forward converting a penalty late on to cancel out Barca’s second goal from Arthur).
Elsewhere in Spain, Djene Dakonam, Faycal Fajr and Allan Nyom featured for Getafe in their 1-1 draw at home to Mubarak Wakaso’s Deportivo Alaves; Mohammed Salisu and Anuar Tuhami appeared for Real Valladolid in a 2-0 loss away to Levante; and Aissa Mandi’s Real Betis fought back from a goal down to defeat a Leganes team featuring Kenneth Omeruo and Youssef En-Nesyri 2-1.
In Germany, Amine Harit and Salif Sane helped Schalke record a 3-0 home win over Hertha Berlin (who left Salomon Kalou on the bench); Tunisian midfielder Ellyes Skhiri was on target for Koln in their 2-1 win away to Freiburg; Ihlas Bebou, Ishak Belfodil and Diadie Samassekou helped Hoffenheim claim a 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen; Pierre Malong was a substitute for Mainz in their 6-1 loss at Bayern Munich; Jamilu Collins and Mohamed Drager feature for Paderborn in a 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg; and Nigerian Anthony Ujah played 80 minutes for Union Berlin as they claimed a stunning 3-1 home win over Achraf Hakimi’s Borussia Dortmund.
Africa Cup of Nations player of the tournament Ismael Bennacer enjoyed a win in his first start for Milan (who also featured Franck Kessie in midfield) as they defeated Brescia 1-0 at the San Siro, while the late game didn’t go well for Faouzi Ghoulam and Kalidou Koulibaly as Napoli succumbed 4-3 away to Serie A title rivals Juventus. The former was pulled off at half time, while the latter was unfortunate enough to score an own goal right at the death to give the ‘Old Lady’ victory over the Neapolitans.