Guinea-Bissau teenager Anssumane Fati makes Barcelona debut in Real Betis thumping

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The 16-year-old came off the bench to play his maiden league game for the Blaugrana at Camp Nou on Sunday

Guinea-Bissau teenager Anssumane Fati made his Barcelona debut in their 5-2 victory over Real Betis in Sunday's La Liga game.

The youngster, who is a product of Barcelona academy, made his way to Ernesto Valverde's team after Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were ruled out due to injuries.

Fati replaced Carles Perez in the 78th minute to become the second-youngest to play for the Camp Nou outfit in a league match, at the age of 16 years and 298 days, after Vicenc Martinez against Real Madrid in 1941.

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His debut outing ended in a win as Antoine Griezmann's brace and lone efforts from Perez, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal secured an emphatic win for the hosts.

The victory was Barcelona's first of the season after bowing to a 1-0 loss against Athletic Club in their opening league fixture.

Fati will be aiming for more playing minutes when the Liga champions visit Osasuna for their next league fixture on Saturday.