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Ansu Fati Sets New Champions League Record

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Ansu Fati

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati further highlighted his status as an emerging talent on the European football stage after he set a new club record in the Champions League.

Ansu Fati was given a start by Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde for the Champions League opener against hosts Borussia Dortmund at the Signa Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany.

He went on to set a new record for Barcelona as the youngest player to feature for the Spanish champions in the Champions League at the age of 16 years and 321 days.

Ansu Fati and Barcelona were second best to Borussia Dortmund for the majority of the game as the Germans created the better chances despite the fact that the Catalans had more possession.

The young Barcelona attacker showed flashes of his brilliance before being replaced by returning talisman Lionel Messi.

The petite Argentine international has been out of action with a calf injury since preseason and the Dortmund game was his first appearance of the season in all competitions.

Messi was unable to stop Borussia Dortmund from creating chances as Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen was the hero for the Spanish champions after making a crucial penalty save off Marco Reus.

He had earlier made several saves to keep Barcelona in the game which ended in a goalless draw.

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