What a week for Ansu Fati. Records tumbled at Camp Nou last week and at Signal Iduna Park it happened again.
At the tender age of just 16 years and 351 days, he is now officially the youngest Barça player ever to play in a UEFA competition.
He thus outdoes Bojan Krkic, now of Montreal Impact, who was 17 years and 22 days old when he took to field in the 2007/08 Champions League against Olympique Lyonnais.
The Guinea-Bissau native started Tuesday’s game in Dortmund on the right of attack with Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann, but he looked a lot more comfortable when he was moved across to the left, with flashes of skill, pace and sheer football fantasy.
His maiden European appearance ended in the 59th minute when he made way for Leo Messi.
Now that’s a guy who’s set a few records in his time too…