Fans impressed with Messi’s charismatic hug to youngest Barcelona player


Barcelona fans were emotionally driven after a photo of their captain Lionel Messi and youngster Ansu Fati went viral on social media. Messi was seen hugging the 16-year-old after their 5-2 victory over Real Betis.

Ernesto Valverde gave a first-team debut to Ansu Fati at the age of just 16, taking to the Camp Nou pitch against Betis for just over 10 minutes.

The forward, from Guinea-Bissau, has been training with the first team this week due to injuries to key attacking players, such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Ousmane Dembele.


In the UEFA Youth League last season, the 16-year-old scored four goals and registered three assists in nine starts as the team reached the final. His popularity rose when he made his senior debut on Sunday but with history, becoming the youngest player to play for the club since Vicente Martinez in 1941.

After the match, a wonderful present was waiting at the tunnel- Messi’s nice hug!

This excited Barca fans, claiming that the Argentinian has finally got his successor. Here are some of their reactions;


“Great game from everyone,” Messi wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of him embracing Fati and a photo of Carles Perez celebrating his goal.

“We get our first three points in LaLiga and I’m really happy to see the La Masia kids, fulfilling their dreams of playing and scoring in an official game at the Camp Nou,” the message continued.

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