Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal: Age Robs Ansu Fati Man Of The Match Award

Ronald Koeman took charge of Barcelona for the first time in a competitive match on Sunday night where his side hammered Villarreal 4-0 at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi started the match upfront with Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann just behind him.

But it was Ansu who stole the show, scoring the first two league goals of the Koeman era before winning a penalty – all before half-time.

But even though the 17-year-old was fantastic against Villarreal, Ansu missed out on the Man of the Match award (‘King of the Match’ award) because of a reason, according to Get Spanish Football News on Twitter.

The King of the Match award was handed to Jordi Alba because it’s sponsored by beer company Budweiser – and Ansu, who doesn’t turn 18 until the end of October, is not old enough to drink alcohol.

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This meant the teenage sensation was ineligible to be selected for the King of the Match award, which was handed to Alba instead.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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