Guinea-Bissau born Fati makes UCL history

Guinea-Bissau born Fati makes UCL history
Barcelona's Anssumane Fati

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Dec 11, 2019. 16:00

Guinea-Bissau born Anssumane Fati made Uefa Champions League history on Tuesday evening.

The Barcelona forward scored a late goal for the Spanish club as they secured a 2-1 win at the San Siro. In doing so, he became the youngest-ever goalscorer in the competition’s history at 17 years and 40 days old.

“I’ve just been told [I have broken the record]. I am super happy with the goal and with the win,” Fati said, as per Marca.

“It’s a dream. Everything seems to be happening so quickly.

“It’s just about enjoying myself and learning from the best. Every time I get a chance, I will try to take it, either by scoring goals or by working hard.”

Fati has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into the Blaugrana’s first team this season, and has now scored three goals in 12 matches.

He was recently rewarded for his fine form with a new mega deal that keeps him contracted to the club until June 2022.

Fati, who was born in Guinea-Bissau, has played two matches for Spain’s U21 side since gaining citizenship in September.

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