sport news Barcelona news: Lionel Messi embraces 16-year-old debutant Ansu Fati

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Beaming Lionel Messi embraces 16-year-old Barcelona debutant Ansu Fati moments after La Masia product came off the bench to help the champions get back on track with Real Betis win

By Joe Strange for MailOnline

Published: 07:33 BST, 26 August 2019 | Updated: 07:36 BST, 26 August 2019


Ansu Fati is unlikely to ever forget his first appearance for Barcelona - or the moment which came shortly after he stepped off the Nou Camp pitch.

The 16-year-old, who is a product of the club's famous La Masia academy, made his debut on Sunday night when he came off the bench for the last 12 minutes of Barca's thumping 5-2 win over Real Betis.

And his memorable evening got even better when he was congratulated and embraced by Lionel Messi in the tunnel shortly after the full-time whistle. 

Lionel Messi hugs 16-year-old Ansu Fati after the 16-year-old made his Barcelona debut

Lionel Messi hugs 16-year-old Ansu

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