UEFA Nations League - Group A4
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Nations League: Ansu Fati, 17, scores for Spain v Ukraine

Ansu Fati
Juan Errazquin was the previous record holder - he scored against Switzerland in 1925 at the age of 18 years and 344 days

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati broke a 95-year national record to become Spain's youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 311 days against Ukraine.

Fati - also the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history and Barcelona's youngest scorer in La Liga - curled home a fine 20-yard shot off the post on his first start.

He had already won a penalty, scored by Sergio Ramos, as he became the youngest player to start a Nations League match.

Ramos added a header in the win.

The Real Madrid defender has now incredibly scored 10 goals in his last 15 caps.

The 34-year-old has 23 goals for his country, as many as the great Alfredo di Stefano.

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, 19, made his debut as a second-half substitute while new City signing Ferran Torres scored a late fourth with a volley at the far post.

Fati, who was born in Guinea-Bissau but moved to Seville aged six with his family, became Spain's youngest player in 84 years when he made his debut in last Thursday's 1-1 draw away to Germany.

Juan Errazquin was the previous youngest scorer, against Switzerland in 1925 at the age of 18 years and 344 days.

Ethan Ampadu - who played for Wales against Bulgaria earlier on Sunday - was the previous youngest player to start a Nations League game, aged 17 years and 357 days against the Republic of Ireland in 2018.

'Winners are happy when they win'

Spain manager Luis Enrique: "I'm very happy for Ansu (Fati), he is 17 years old, you have to take it easy with him, little by little, he will improve.

"Players of this age need serenity, humility, and that's what Ansu has already.

"Sergio Ramos is a winner. And the winners are happy when they win. His numbers are beyond the reach of any other player.

"What he brings to this team, that enthusiasm ... That's why he's one of the best players in the world at his position."

Line-ups

Spain

  • 1de Gea
  • 22Navas
  • 15RamosSubstituted forGarcíaat 61'minutes
  • 4Torres
  • 21ReguilónSubstituted forat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Thiago Alcántara
  • 16RodriBooked at 37minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 69'minutes
  • 6Merino
  • 7Olmo
  • 9MorenoSubstituted forTorresat 74'minutes
  • 17Fati

Substitutes

  • 2Carvajal
  • 3Llorente
  • 5Busquets
  • 8Ruiz
  • 12García
  • 13Arrizabalaga
  • 14Gayà
  • 18Rodríguez
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 20Torres
  • 23Simón

Ukraine

  • 12Pyatov
  • 18Tymchyk
  • 4Kryvtsov
  • 22Matvienko
  • 16Mykhaylichenko
  • 8MalinovskiyBooked at 77mins
  • 14KharatinSubstituted forSydorchukat 63'minutes
  • 17Zinchenko
  • 7YarmolenkoSubstituted forKovalenkoat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forTsygankovat 56'minutes
  • 9Yaremchuk

Substitutes

  • 1Bushchan
  • 2Sobol
  • 3Plastun
  • 5Sydorchuk
  • 6Makarenko
  • 10Konoplyanka
  • 13Supryaha
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 19Júnior Moraes
  • 20Kovalenko
  • 21Karavaev
  • 23Lunin
Referee:
Benoît Bastien

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamUkraine
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home25
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Spain 4, Ukraine 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Spain 4, Ukraine 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Sergio Reguilón went off injured after Spain had used all subs.

  5. Booking

    Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Sergio Reguilón (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Eric García (Spain).

  9. Post update

    Viktor Tsygankov (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pau Torres (Spain) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Sergio Reguilón with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dani Olmo (Spain) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Óscar Rodríguez with a cross following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Óscar Rodríguez (Spain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ferran Torres (Spain).

  16. Post update

    Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Spain 4, Ukraine 0. Ferran Torres (Spain) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Sergio Reguilón (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ukraine. Conceded by Eric García.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th September 2020

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands11001013
2Bos-Herze10101101
3Italy10101101
4Poland100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium11002023
2England11001013
3Iceland100101-10
4Denmark100102-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal11004133
2France11001013
3Sweden100101-10
4Croatia100114-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain21105144
2Ukraine210125-33
3Germany20202202
4Switzerland201123-11

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria11002113
2Northern Ireland10101101
3Romania10101101
4Norway100112-10

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Czech Rep11003123
2Israel10101101
3Scotland10101101
4Slovakia100113-20

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia22006336
2Hungary21013303
3Turkey201101-11
4Serbia201113-21

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales22002026
2Finland21011103
3R. of Ireland201112-11
4Bulgaria201112-11

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montenegro11002023
2Luxembourg11002113
3Azerbaijan100112-10
4Cyprus100102-20

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1North Macedonia11002113
2Georgia11001013
3Armenia100112-10
4Estonia100101-10

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece21102114
2Slovenia21101014
3Kosovo201123-11
4Moldova201112-11

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albania11002023
2Kazakhstan11002023
3Belarus100102-20
4Lithuania100102-20

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Faroe Islands22004226
2Latvia20201102
3Malta201134-11
4Andorra201101-11

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gibraltar11001013
2Liechtenstein00000000
3San Marino100101-10
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