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African Wonderkid Breaks UCL Record In Barca Win

FC Barcelona's African-born wonderkid Ansu Fati has once again written his name into football's history books after becoming the youngest ever player to score in the UEFA Champions League.

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The 17-year-old came off the bench for the Blaugrana despite a much-changed line-up against Inter Milan, and scored a late winner in his team's 2-1 win.

Despite stars such as Lionel Messi, who did not even travel to Italy, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Marc-Andre ter Stegen not starting, Barcelona ended up victorious and sent Inter into the UEFA Europa League.

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The Italians needed a win or to match Borussia Dortmund's result to secure second spot in Group F, but their defeat and BVB's 2-1 victory over Slavia Praha means the German team booked their spot in the last 16.

Fati netted the much-celebrated winner to send Inter packing, making him the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history.

The Guinea-Bissau-born starlet, who has opted to represent Spain at international level, scored that strike at the age of 17 years and 40 days.

Read: 10 Barca Wonderkids Who Didn't Live Up To Expectations

As a consequence, he broke the previous record set by Peter Ofori-Quaye by 155 days, with the former Ajax Cape Town youth product scoring at the age of 17 years and 195 day in Olympiacos' 5-1 defeat to Rosenborg in 1997.

Do you think Fati can become one of football's all-time greats? Have your say in the comments section below.


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