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Barcelona 2-1 Levante: Teenager Ansu Fati bags brace inside two minutes to become youngest player to score a double in La Liga history, getting Barca back on track in the process Barcelona hosted Levante at the Nou Camp on Sunday afternoon in La Liga  Quique Setien's side were under pressure after losing to Valencia last week  However, teenager Ansu Fati helped them bounce-back, scoring a double  Levante winger Ruben Rochina earned the visitors a consolation at the death 

By Pete Jenson for MailOnline

Published: 21:56 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 23:23 GMT, 2 February 2020

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Lionel Messi has a new friend at the Camp Nou – 17-year-old Ansu Fati scored two in two minutes both from the Argentine’s assists as Barcelona beat Levante 2-1 to move three points behind at the top of La Liga.

Messi backed the Barça kid earlier in the season when he broke records as the club’s youngest debutant and youngest scorer.

There was an embrace between the two posted on social media after those milestones, here the embraces came on the pitch after twice Messi played the ball in behind Levante’s defence and the teenager raced on to the pass to score past Aitor Fernandez shooting, both times, through the keeper’s legs. 

Teenage star Ansu Fati bagged a brace to get Barcelona back to winning ways in La Liga

Teenage star Ansu Fati bagged a brace to get Barcelona back to winning ways in La Liga

The 17-year-old scored in the 30th and 31st minutes to secure the Barca win on Sunday

Aitor came into the game having made more saves than any other La Liga keeper but he could do nothing about the first hit and was left a little embarrassed by the second. Messi, bereft of Luis Suarez, seemed to relish in the options Fati’s running offered and the two linked up brilliantly.

Fati had played as a right wing-back in Quique Setien’s first two games but the new Barcelona coach seems to have reigned in the experimenting and with Nelson Semedo back in the team at right back and Clement Lenglet back in the centre of defence this

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