17-Year-Old Guinea-Bissau Born Ansu Fati Becomes Youngest Ever Champions League Scorer

Teenager Ansu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history as Barcelona ended Inter Milan’s hopes of reaching the last 16.

Fati, 17, came on as an 85th-minute substitute, and a minute later scored from Luis Suarez’s pass.

Barcelona, already qualified, took the lead through Carles Perez’s close-range goal on his Champions League debut.

Romelu Lukaku equalised with a low 25-yard strike but Fati’s late winner consigned Inter to the Europa League.

“I played the give and go with Luis and when I scored the stadium just went silent. I’m super-happy,” said Fati, who has represented Spain at under-21 level.

“It’s a dream. Everything seems to be going at high speed. I just have to take every opportunity I’m given. But here, you look around and think: ‘what have I done’?”

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde praised the striker’s finishing ability and said: “Ansu is a born scorer and although he’s had some niggling pain, we wanted him to have some minutes.

“That it’s a Barca lad who’s the youngest ever scorer in this competition delights us.”