A teenage Barcelona star had to take a taxi home after becoming one of the youngest scorers in Champions League history, as he’s too young to drive
21st October 2020

  • Youngsters Ansu Fati and Pedri stole the show as FC Barcelona eased to a 5-1 victory over Ferencvaros in the Champions League on Tuesday.
  • Fati, 17, scored one and set up another, while Pedri, also 17, scored the first goal of his Barca career with a fine low strike.
  • "This was a good victory, it is important to start well and carry this momentum on," Man of the Match Fati said after the game, according to Football Espana.
  • Pedri added: "When I go to bed I will think that I have fulfilled a dream."
  • After the game, Pedri was seen leaving the Camp Nou in a taxi, as he is too young to drive in Spain.
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Youngsters Ansu Fati and Pedri stole the show as FC Barcelona eased to a 5-1 victory over Hungarian side Ferencvaros in its Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Fati, 17, scored one and set up another for Philippe Coutinho with a beautiful back heel, while Pedri, also 17, scored the first goal of his Barca career with a fine low strike.

Fati's goal was his fourth in all competitions for Ronald Koeman's side this season, and saw him become first player in history under the age of 18 to score more than once in the European competition. 

"This was a good victory, it is important to start well and carry this momentum on," Man of the Match Fati said after, according to Football Espana. "It is good for the squad that we have a lot of forwards in good form, the competition is healthy."

He added: "My teammates make it easier for me to score. It is a fantastic pass from De Jong and I just had to finish."

Pedri, who signed from Las Palmas in the summer, said of his goal: "When I go to bed I will think that I have fulfilled a dream. I've been loving this club and football since I was born."

After the game, Pedri was pictured leaving the Camp Nou in a taxi, owing to the fact that he is too young to hold a driving licence in Spain. It is unclear how Fati got home.

Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored Barcelona's other two goals on the night, while Ihor Kharatin hit a well deserved consolation from the penalty spot for Ferencvaros.

Barca next play against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Saturday October 24 in a La Liga game.

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