MADRID: Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the history of the Spanish national team when he found the target in a 4-0 victory over Ukraine.
Aged 17 for 311 days, Fati scored in the 32nd minute at the Alfredo Stadium in Stefano, and before that helped get a penalty that Sergio Ramos completed.
Ramos scored his second goal before Fati’s historic goal in his first appearance in the starting line-up, overcoming Juan Errazquin who scored three goals at the age of 18 against Switzerland in 1925.
Manchester City newcomer Ferran Torres completes Spain’s win to lead Group 4 of the UEFA Nations League A League.
Luis Enrique’s squad started the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Germany on Thursday, and a draw with the same result in the second match in Switzerland.
“At that age it was easy for them to accept instructions. But he was mature enough to know the path he took was the best to be a player. He was quiet and humble,” Enrique said of Fati.
Fati is currently the youngest player to score for Spain, for Barca in La Liga and the Champions League.