Barcelona’s Ansu Fati made the perfect return after 10 months out through injury by scoring in a 3-0 victory over Levante on Sunday.
Fati, wearing the No.10 shirt previously belonging to Lionel Messi, came on to a cheering reception at Camp Nou.
The 18-year-old came back in style, carrying the ball forward and lashing it into the net in injury time to complete a much-needed victory for Barca.
Fati was hoisted into the air by his teammates and then he climbed into the crowd behind the substitutes bench, to embrace his family and the club’s medical staff.
“I want to say thank you to the doctors and everyone who has been with me through all this, and the fans who have been unbelievable,” said Fati afterwards.
By Brian Ayatta