Wonderkid Fati adds to Valencia’s troubles
Valencia succumbed to a confidence-sapping 5-2 defeat by Barcelona ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League group game away to Chelsea.
Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati continued his explosive start to life in the first team by becoming the youngest player to score and provide an assist in a La Liga match.
Further goals from Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique and two from Luis Suarez ensured new Valencia coach Albert Celades endured a torrid start to his reign. Barca are now three points behind leaders Seville after four games.
In Serie A, Dries Mertens scored twice as Napoli prepared for the visit of Liverpool tomorrow by defeat Sampdoria 2-0. The Belgian scored either side of half-time as Napoli posted their second win of the season, putting them on six points after three games. Inter Milan are top with maximum points.
Olympiakos, Tottenham Hotspur’s opponents on Wednesday, maintained their perfect start to the Greek Super League by thrashing Volos 5-0. France international Mathieu Valbuena was among the goalscorers as the Piraeus club stayed joint-top of the division.