Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fathi has been ruled out of Saturday’s 5-2 win over Real Betis with a knee injury.
Lionel Messi, Fathi’s half – time substitute, doubled the stalemate to 1-1, and Barcelona won for the first time in five La Liga games.
But this inspiring intervention failed to break the internal menopause of 18-year-old Spanish winger Fathi.
Barcelona soon confirmed the injury, and the La Liga player in September is likely to be ruled out until the New Year.
It was a great setback for the four-cap starlet and a huge setback for the club and the country.
Fathi has already scored five goals in ten games, making him the youngest El Clsico scorer at 17 years and 359 days.
He is certainly an expert in lowering the age limit of records to the highest level.
Last time he became the youngest scorer for Barcelona in La Liga and for any team in the Champions League.
When Spain won against Ukraine in the Nations League two months ago, a new age limit was set for Spain.
Now, Fati is urging Barcelona to take part in Barcelona’s big league trip to Atletico Madrid in November, with doubts surrounding the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia in January.
At the same time, it shows that Maestro is still the main man who supports him to succeed, as a camp legend has shown.
The 33-year-old Messi reached the number seven of his season, the second strike of the night but the first without scoring from the penalty spot.
Usman Dembele knocked Barcelona out of front, Antoine Griezmann saved a penalty, but Antonio Sanabria rifled at Betis level.
Messi assisted Griezmann’s goal and netted twice himself, while Pedri finished fifth.
Betis defender Issa Mandi was shown the red for handling Dembele’s shot line, and Messi was awarded the campaign’s sixth penalty.
Messi scored a hat-trick for Roberto offside before Pedro’s clinker, although Moron reduced it to 4-2.