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Ansu Fati: Player Rating and Performance v Ukraine

The young Barcelona winger turned in a superb display on his full international debut in an easy victory for La Roja

 
9:37pm on Sunday 6th September 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Ansu Fati is just 17 years of age, but his performance in Spain's 4-0 win over Ukraine was the type of influential display of someone much older.

What was his overall outing like in this Nations League match?

📷 Fati: Match Snapshot

In the first half at least Fati produced multiple moments of class.

PEN WON ⏱️ 4' After just four minutes of the match his direct run on the left committed the defender and rightly won his side a penalty, which captain Sergio Ramos duly converted.

Moments later he went on another run, nutmegging his full-back and driving towards goal, but slotting his shot just wide of the far post and moments later his overhead kick from close range was blocked on the line.

⚽ ⏱️ 23' And on 23 minutes he showed great speed of thought and movement to swivel on the edge of the area and curl a wonderful shot in the far corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance.

With the match won, Fati's performance slowed down in the second half, though he was close to adding a fourth from close range.

But with this goal, on his first full international performance, became the youngest scorer in the history of La Roja, at 17 years and 311 days.

Spain 4-0 Ukraine: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

You can see the video of his goal below:

〽️ Fati: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

Fati's star turn earned him a 7.7 FC Rating for the contest, and though he was pipped for Man of the Match by Ramos, who scored twice, this was most definitely the most eye-catching performance of this Nations League break.

🗝️ Key Stats

Fati match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating7.7
Mins Played90
Touches61
Comp Dribbles2Rank #1
Goals1
Shots6Rank #1
Touches In Box10Rank #1

Fati: What Next?

Quite simply the onus is on Barcelona and Ronald Koeman to make him a regular starter. Fati has all the attributes to be a top player in the modern game but has only been used sparingly by Barca up until this point.

Surely we'll see a lot more of the winger next season?

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