Jordi Alba won the best player award in the Villarreal match on Sunday (Reuters)
Barcelona’s young star Ansu Fati gave an impressive performance during the confrontation with Villarreal on Sunday, and led the team to a fourfold victory at the opening of the Catalan club’s career in the Spanish League, but that did not intercede for him to be crowned the best player award, so what is the reason for that?
Fati scored two goals within 20 minutes, and was behind his team obtaining a penalty kick that was successfully translated by captain Lionel Messi.
Despite this distinguished performance, the organizers chose Jordi Alba as the best player in the confrontation, and Fati did not receive the award, because it was funded by a wine company, and he was not yet 18 years old.
Fati celebrates his 18th birthday on October 31, and is considered one of the most prominent stars that the Catalan club’s management is betting on to lead the team in the future.
Ansu Fati’s game by numbers vs. Villarreal:
83% pass accuracy
10 touches in the opp. box
3 take-ons completed
2 chances created
2 fouls won
1 penalty won
17 years old. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/jyTlm0ySOc
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 27, 2020
The management moved quickly after the player’s brilliance during the past months, amending his contract with the team and raising the value of his penalty clause to 400 million euros.