The 18-year-old striker, injured since November 2020, has made his comeback to competition against Levante. He even scored to celebrate.
Ansu Fati scored for FC Barcelona in his first game in over 10 months. His team beat Levante 3-0 on Sunday. The 18-year-old has been unavailable since last November following a torn meniscus in his left knee during a game against Betis. The Spain international came on in place of striker Luuk de Jong with less than 10 minutes remaining and scored in added time. Certainly one of the strong images of the weekend.
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Eric Garcia’s pass went to Ansu Fati thanks to a feint from Memphis Depay. As Levante’s defense failed to ward off the danger, the Barca-trained youngster took possession of the ball in the visitors’ midfield and rushed towards goal. Despite rear Jorge Miramon’s attempt to block his path, he created space for himself with a quick change of direction and sent the leather into the net. A goal full of character from the Spaniard.
This goal especially allowed his side to lead 3-0 at Camp Nou, Memphis Depay and Luuk De Jong having scored in the first half. The winger admitted his first game with the Catalan club went better than expected and said he was proud to wear the No.10 shirt, previously worn by legend Lionel Messi.
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“I had not imagined a comeback like this. Here, you always have to win. I am happy with this victory, we still have a lot to do. I thank the doctors and physios who accompanied me. the fans. I thought about helping the team. I also thought about my family, who have suffered in recent months. And also the people at the club. They have been a great support to me during all these months ” , he told Movistar after the meeting, promising to try to bring the maximum to the team.
“I will try to add what I can. I will try to help the coach and be available to help. It will depend on how I find myself. I will have to save the minutes. It is very long. , it has just started. We are Barça and we have to fight for everything. For me, number 10 is not a source of pressure, it is a source of pride. I thank the club and the captains of giving me the opportunity to wear it. It is not pressure, but gratitude. We are going to fight for La Liga, for the Champions League and for everything. We have to fight and work for that “, then added Ansu Fati. A real breath of fresh air!