Fati 9/10, Messi 7/10 as Barca pour on the style in Koeman’s debut

Teenager Ansu Fati starred with a brace as Ronald Koeman’s first competitive game in charge of Barcelona ended with a comfortable 4-0 win against Villarreal in La Liga.

Ansu, 17, scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes in Barca’s first official outing since they were beaten 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month.

Lionel Messi added the third from the penalty spot in the 35th minute after Ansu had been fouled and Pau Torres’ own goal completed the scoring before half-time.

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Positives

All the headlines were written by Ansu. If last season was his breakthrough campaign, this could be the year he establishes himself in the Barca team. He took both his goals well and his pace is something the side have been lacking since Neymar

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