Fati breaks UCL record with goal against Inter Milan keeper Handanovic

Rising Barcelona star Ansu Fati became the youngest ever scorer in the Champions League at 17 years and 40 days.

Ansu Fati joined history books when he beat Inter Milan keeper Handanovic from distance to make it 1-2 to Barcelona in the 86th minute of Tuesday evening’s Champions League match in Milan. The Barca ace was born on 31 October, 2002.

Ansu Fati’s goal destroyed Inter’s faint hopes of a comeback that would have given them the chance of a place in the last 16 in the Champions League.

Ansu Fati has shone brighter than the stars since his contract at Barcelona. In his first season with the Spanish giants (first team), Ansu Fati has now played for 413 minutes, scored three goals and set up one.

Ansu Fati takes Peter Ofori-Quaye’s record

The previous youngest goal scorer in the Champions League was Peter Ofori-Quaye, who scored for Olympiacos when 17 years and 195 days old.

European Cup youngest scorer

Ansu Fati is not, however, the youngest scorer in the entire history of the tournament. That honor goes to Włodzimierz Lubański of Polish club Górnik Zabrze who was just 16 years and 258 days old when he notched against FK Dukla Prague on 13 November 1963 in the first leg of the first round of the tournament.

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Image: Włodzimierz Lubański

Górnik Zabrze won 2-0 that night, but crashed out in the second leg, losing 4-1.

‘Włodek’ went on to become the Poland national team’s second all-time highest goal scorer with 48, behind only Robert Lewandowski, currently on 61.