Nations League: Record-breaker Fati stars in Spain rebuild

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Photo credit Spain's Ansu Fati is airborne as he attempts to control the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Spain and Ukraine at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Its youngest-ever scorer and two goals from a captain twice his age. Spain couldn't ask for more from its rebuild.

The 17-year-old Barcelona forward Ansu Fati scored in Sunday's 4-0 Nations League win over Ukraine and won a penalty for 34-year-old Sergio Ramos too as an influx of young talent blended well with experienced stalwarts.

“The truth is that it is a point of pride to work with (coach) Luis (Enrique) and these players, who have received me with open arms,” Fati said after the match. “I will keep working, stay humble, and let things come my way.”

Spain goes top of its Nations League group by a point from Ukraine.