Barca had to ask Fati's parents for official permission to hand him dream debut
- The Juvenil A striker is the second-youngest Barca player to feature in La Liga.
- He is just 16 years and 298 days old.
- According to the La Liga rules, underage players are not allowed to play in the late-night fixtures.
Ansu Fati has entered Barcelona history books on Sunday. The Juvenil A striker has become the club's second-youngest player to make a league appearance, at the age of just 16 years and 298 days. He entered the pitch in the 78th minute of the Real Betis victory and produced a stunning cameo.
Curiously, Barcelona had to ask Fati's parents to allow them to play the youngster in this game. La Liga rules stipulate that underage players are not allowed to feature in the late-night matches unless an on official permission from the teens' parents is received.
Luckily, Fati's parents accepted the club's wish. Barca hosted Betis on Sunday's late evening with the kick-off at 21:00 CET.
Fati joined Barcelona renowned La Masia Academy after moving from Guinea Bissau in 2013. He was just 10 years old back then. Despite a long-term injury, Fati managed to completely recover and impress the Blaugrana coaching staff with his Juvenil A exploits.
The winger managed to become the best league scorer (15) playing at Juvenil A last season. What's more, two of Ansu's goals helped his team equalize against Chelsea in the UEFA Youth League semifinals.