Spain 4-0 Ukraine: Ansu Fati becomes Spain’s youngest ever scorer with superb strike while Sergio Ramos hits brace and Ferran Torres is also on target
- Ansu Fati became Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer in a 4-0 victory v Ukraine
- Fati, aged 17 years and 311 days, managed to find the net with a superb effort
- The Barcelona prospect also became youngest player to start in Nations League
- Sergio Ramos scored a brace as Spain managed to secure a comfortable win
- New Manchester City signing Ferran Torres scored his first international goal
Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored the opening goal with a penalty in the third minute after Fati had earned the spot-kick and the defender also doubled his side’s advantage by heading home in the 29th minute.
Ramos’s double moved him on to 23 goals for Spain, overtaking former Argentina player Daniel Passarella as the highest scoring defender for an international team.
Ansu Fati celebrates after he became Spain’s youngest scorer aged 17 years and 311 days
Fati found the net with a superb strike as the Barcelona youngster scored in the 32nd minute
Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game against Ukraine
Yet the night belonged to Fati, who finally got a goal worthy of his inspirational performance by firing in off the post from outside the area in the 33rd minute, having gone close with an overhead kick and another effort earlier on.
Substitute Ferran Torres, 20, struck on the volley in the 84th minute also to get his first goal for his country and round off a superb evening for a new generation of players as defenders Eric Garcia and Sergio Reguilon made their debuts.
Ramos scored his second goal in the 29th minute with an emphatic header in Madrid
The defender had put Spain ahead after just three minutes as he scored from the penalty spot
New Manchester City signing Ferran Torres celebrates after scoring his first Spain goal
‘I congratulated Ansu, he’s a very young player who gives us that freshness and desire which we need. It’s great to have a new injection of youth and we’re very happy to have players like him,’ said Ramos of his teenaged team mate.
‘But it’s not just him, it’s all the players that proved themselves today, this is their moment and we hope they reach the top level.
‘We absolutely deserved this result, we kept the ball well, we were solid in defence and were aggressive, pressing them all over the pitch and winning all the battles on the pitch.’
The victory took Spain top of League A Group 4 with four points from two games.
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