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Meet The Youngest Goal Scorer In El Clásico

El Clásico History – When Barcelona hosted Real Madrid in the 245th edition of El Clásico on October 24, 2020, Ansu Fati became a part of history. The game was played behind closed doors at Camp Nou, so Barca fans were unable to witness the adolescent forward’s achievement. On five minutes, Fede Valverde put the visitors ahead, but three minutes later, Messi freed Jordi Alba down the left flank with a lofted pass over the top, and the full-back squared to Ansu, who tucked past Courtois with a first-time finish to draw the game level.

Ansu overtakes Raúl

Real Madrid went on to win the game 1-3 but it was an historic moment for the young Barcelona player, who at 17 years and 359 days, became the youngest player to score in a Clásico, snatching a record which had been held by Real Madrid legend Raúl, who was just a tender 18 years and 95 days old when he opened the scoring at the Bernabéu in the 1-1 draw with Barcelona in September 1995.

Other youthful Clásico goal scorers include Vinicius Jr. (19 years and 233 days), Leo Messi (19 years 259 days), Roger García (18 years 289), Francisco Calvet (19 years 20 days) and Gonzalo Higuaín (20 years and 149 days).

However, there has been some debate as to whether Ansu Fati is in fact the youngest player to find the net in a Clasico. According to AS’ very own imitable Mister Chip, it could be Alfonso Navarro, who cancelled out José Bravo’s opener in El Clásico at Les Corts on 30 March 1947. It was his fourth goal of the season and he was, according to some reports, aged 17 years and 356 days although no one has been able to verify if his date of birth, which sources claim to be 8 April 1929 is accurate.

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