Italian press round-up: Ansu Fati labelled the New Lionel Messi

The teenager scored the goal which sent Inter out of the Champions League

Ansu Fati, protagonista de las portadas en Italia
Ansu Fati, protagonista de las portadas en Italia | SPORT

Ansu Fati became the star of Barcelona's 2-1 Champions League win over Inter on Tuesday. The 17-year-old struck the winning goal in the 87th minute to become the competition's youngest ever scorer and to send the Italians tumbling into the Europa League. 

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The teenager's performance, even though he was on for less than 10 minutes, has been one of the big talking points in the Italian press on Wednesday, where he's been compared to Lionel Messi, who was rested for the match at the San Siro. 

'Ansu punishes Inter,' was the title in Gazzetta dello Sport. 'The record-breaking kid that eliminated Inter,' was another caption from another Italian outlet on social media, while Tuttosport boldly said: 'The new Messi punishes Inter.'  

In short, all the Italian media, as well as the Spanish media, were full of praise for the emerging figure of Ansu Fati, who has already broken records domestically and is now doing the same in Europe. 

Ansu now has a name and space in Italian football, where he will surely continue to occupy pages with possible links with the big Italian clubs. However, the forward is tied down to Barça having signed an improved deal last week. 

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