Another game and another record broken by Ansu Fati as Ernesto Valverde selected the forward to start against Borussia Dortmund in Barcelona‘s first Champions League fixture of the season.
At the age of 16 years and 351 days, he has become the youngest player to ever feature for Barcelona in the competition.
Until now, the accolade belonged to Bojan Krkic, who played against Lyon in 2007 at the age of 17 years and 22 days.
Celestine Babayaro holds the overall record in the Champions League, having played for Anderlecht at 16 years, two months and 25 days old.
If Fati scores at the Signal Iduna Park, he would become the youngest ever player to score in the Champions League, surpassing Peter Ofori-Quaye‘s strike in 1997/98 at the age of 17 years and 195 days.
After making his debut against Real Betis, scoring against Osasuna, and adding an assist and a goal on his first start against Valencia, Fati continues to build up excitement about his talent.