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Update La Liga: Ansu Fati scores again as 10-man Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 3-0

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Teenager Ansu Fati scored again to help give Barcelona a second straight win to start the Spanish league season with a 3-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Thursday.

Barcelona won comfortably despite playing more than half the game with 10 men after defender Clément Lenglet was sent off before the break.

“I'm proud of how the team played in this match,” Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said. “We played with a lot of discipline with a man down.”

Fati also scored twice to lead Barcelona to an opening win against Villarreal on Sunday. The 17-year-old forward found the net against Celta with a neat touch with the outside of his foot from inside the area after a pass by Philippe Coutinho in the 11th minute.

Fati, who was added to the first-team squad this season, has quickly stepped up to take over the scoring role of striker Luis Suárez, who was let go by the club and joined rival Atlético Madrid.

“Ansu is still very young but has been showing that he deserves to be playing,” Barcelona's Sergi Roberto said. “He has been scoring goals and I’m are very happy for him because he works very hard in the matches and in the training sessions. I hope he continues like this because he helps us a lot.”

It was the first loss for Celta, which had a win and two draws from its first three games. It hadn't lost to Barcelona at home in five years, with three wins and two draws in league matches.


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