Barcelona vs Leganes Making a big difference this season
Ansu Fati was one of the changes in Quique Setien’s Barcelona XI on Tuesday evening, and the 17-year-old repaid the faith shown in him by opening the scoring.
The Catalans had been struggling to break Leganes down until Junior Firpo found Ansu Fati in the area in the 43rd minute.
With his fifth goal of the season, it’s notable that each of his strikes in LaLiga Santander this season have been to give his side the lead.
Ansu Fati’s previous goals this season came against Osasuna, Valencia and two against Levante.
The teenager is now the fifth highest scorer at the club this season, behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Arturo Vidal.
Tuesday saw Ansu Fati score for the first time since matchday 22 and start for the first time since taking on Getafe on February 15.
He has now become the second youngest player to score five LaLiga Santander goals in the 21st century, trailing only Bojan Krkic.