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Ansu Fati: Player Rating and Performance in Villarreal victory

The 17-year-old was once again in sublime form as Barcelona easily swept past the Yellow Submarines

9:50pm on Sunday 27th September 2020
Paul Macdonald

Ansu Fati's star continues to rise and the Barcelona wide forward was in scintillating form, making light work of Villarreal in a comfortable 4-0 victory.

But what was Fati's overall performance like?

📷 Ansu Fati: Match Snapshot

In Koeman's new-look setup, Fati started on the left alongside Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann. and he was given the freedom of the pitch on that side, wreaking havoc whenever possible.

⏱️ 15' Jordi Alba burst to the touchline and flicked the ball to the edge of the area to find Fati standing alone, who was able to slot first-time into the top corner at real pace.

⏱️ 19' And just four minutes later he had another great finish, this time being set up by a long Philippe Coutinho run into Villarreal territory before laying in Fati, who rolled into the corner in style.

And then it was Fati's direct running into the area that drew a challenge from Mario Gaspar, who tripped him as he looked to cross. Lionel Messi duly slotted the penalty into the net to make it three.

Fati's ruthless finishing is somewhat underrated at the moment and the more goals he scores, the more this will become apparent.

Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Statistics

〽️ Fati: Rating Week-on-Week


Fati's last outing was a super display against Ukraine for Spain, scoring a superb goals and recording a 7.7 FC Rating.

Here, his performance was almost perfect, and another exciting example of the player that he could become. He recorded a 9.7 FC Rating for his display.

🗝️ Key Stats

Fati match stats

FC Rating9.7FC Man of the Match
Mins Played70
Passes In Final Third27
Goals2Rank #1
Comp Dribbles3Rank #1
Touches In Box10Rank #2

Fati: What Next?

Quite simply, anything is possible for Fati. He is one of the most exciting 17-year-olds in the world and showed once again that while all the talk over the summer was with what could happen with Lionel Messi, Fati is the future of the club.

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