Fati scores on Barcelona return wearing Messi’s old shirt after TEN-MONTH injury

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Teenager Anu Fati scored on her return from injury as struggling Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

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18 year old boy missed ten months of action because he had Four surgery on his knee.

Anu Fati gets emotional after scoring a run on return from injurycredit: Reuters
Teenager thanks a Barcelona doctor after the match

Teenager thanks a Barcelona doctor after the matchcredit: EPA

And the youngster, tipped as Lionel Messi’s successor, celebrated his emotional comeback with team doctors.


Goals from Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong took Fati off the bench in the 82nd minute as Barca led 2-0 at Nou Camp.

And the promising talent, who has been handed Messi’s famous No. 10 shirt, needed just nine minutes to declare himself again.

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Fati picked up the ball in midfield and ran to Levante’s tired defense, swerving and turning before making a brilliant strike from 20 yards.

The goal was reminiscent of a young Messi and gave cash-strapped Barca some hope for the future.

Catalans are more than giants £1billion Debt-ridden and he was forced to say goodbye to his record goalscorer over the summer.

Manager Ronald Koeman is under pressure after a poor start to the season, scoring just nine points from his first five LaLiga games.

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But three points against Levante have pushed Barca to sixth in the table, five points behind leaders Real Madrid.

After the game, Fati thanked the Barcelona medical team and hugged the doctors after a long hiatus.

The four-cap Spain international is considered one of the club’s brightest prospects along with midfielder Pedri, 18.

And, according to the journalist fabrizio romano, Fati is close to agreeing a contract extension with Barca.

The teenager’s current deal expires in June, but he is set to forge his future for the Catalan giants as they continue to rebuild.

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