Ansu Fati: Can Barcelona starlet become the Champions League's youngest ever scorer?

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The teenager’s scoring form puts him within striking distance of becoming the competition’s youngest scorer ever, should he find the net
Ansu Fati could beat Peter Ofori-Quaye’s record as the Champions League's youngest scorer this season, and he has a chance to do so against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old is in line for his debut in Europe’s elite club competition having made Barcelona’s 22-man squad for the showdown against Lucien Favre’s men in Westfalenstadion.

And should he find the target, he will eclipse the Ghanaian’s feat. Ofori-Quaye was aged 17 years and 195 days for Olympiacos against Rosenborg in October 1997.

Still 16 years and 322 days when Blaugrana begin their campaign in Germany, the Guinea-Bissau prodigy has almost the entire season to achieve this feat should he fail to score against Die Borussen.

Fati scored and set up Frenkie de Jong in the Spaniards’ 5-2 trouncing of Valencia in Saturday’s La Liga clash.

Born in Bissau before moving to Spain with his family as a child, Fati joined Sevilla's youth academy before signing for Barca at the age of 10.

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Youngest Uefa Champions League scorers:

17 years 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)
17 years 216 days: Mateo Kovacic (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)
17 years 218 days: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg, 07/12/04)
17 years 218 days: Bojan Krkic (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona, 01/04/08)
17 years 241 days: Martin Klein (Panathinaikos 2-1 Sparta Praha, 27/02/02)

 

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