F is for Frenkie/Fati/Future.

The future is bright for Barcelona with 16-year-old Ansu Fati, Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta mashup Frenkie de Jong, and Dani Alves regen Nelson Semedo finding their feet. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 4 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Manolo Reina (8.24, RCD Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao); Nelson Semedo (8.01, Barcelona vs Valencia), Yeray Alvarez (8.11, RCD Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao), German Sanchez (7.74, Celta Vigo vs Granada), Nacho Monreal (7.55, Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid); Martin Odegaard (8.15, Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid), Frenkie de Jong (8.63, Barcelona vs Valencia), Angel Montoro (8.29, Celta Vigo vs Granada), Ansu Fati (8.32, Barcelona vs Valencia); Gerard Moreno (9.20, Leganes vs Villarreal), Karim Benzema (9.09, Real Madrid vs Levante)

MANOLO REINA

@loloreina28

Player rating: 8.24
Team score: Mallorca 0–0 Bilbao
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 5 total saves

NELSON SEMEDO

@nelsonsemedo50

Player rating: 8.01
Team score: Barcelona 5–2 Valencia
Individual highlights: 5 tackles, 4 clearances

"

It's a good night for Ansu Fati, Frenkie de Jong, everyone.

We had to give a good response because we drew and dropped points the last game. With a win you gain confidence.”

– Nelson Semedo on winning against Valencia

YERAY ALVAREZ

@yeray_fans

Player rating: 8.11
Team score: Mallorca 0–0 Bilbao
Individual highlights: 6 interceptions, 4 aerials won

GERMAN SANCHEZ

@laliga

Player rating: 7.74
Team score: Celta 0–2 Granada
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 98% pass success

NACHO MONREAL

@nachomonreal_

Player rating: 7.55
Team score: Sociedad 2–0 Atletico
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 clearances

Nacho Monreal goal, Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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MARTIN ODEGAARD

@laliga

Player rating: 8.15
Team score: Sociedad 2–0 Atletico
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 key passes

Mikel Merino assist Martin Odegaard goal, Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid, La Liga 2019/2020
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FRENKIE DE JONG

@fcbarcelona

Player rating: 8.63
Team score: Barcelona 5–2 Valencia
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

I know ‘first goal’ is something of significance to the media and fans. I’m happy to have it out of the way.

More importantly I’m pleased that I was a lot more dominant on the ball today.”

– Frenkie de Jong on his first Barcelona goal

Frenkie de Jong assist Ansu Fati goal, Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2019/2020
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Ansu Fati assist Frenkie de Jong goal, Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2019/2020
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ANGEL MONTORO

@granadacf

Player rating: 8.29
Team score: Celta 0–2 Granada
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 6 key passes

ANSU FATI

@ansufati

Player rating: 8.32
Team score: Barcelona 5–2 Valencia
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

There's no denying that Ansu Fati is special. He seems much more mature than his age. The things we saw from him against Valencia, we see them in training every day.

There's going to be a lot of hype with him—a lot. We have to try and keep it down. Our job is to protect the player."

– Ernesto Valverde on Ansu Fati

Frenkie de Jong assist Ansu Fati goal, Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2019/2020
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Ansu Fati assist Frenkie de Jong goal, Barcelona vs Valencia, La Liga 2019/2020
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GERARD MORENO

@laliga

Player rating: 9.20
Team score: Leganes 0–3 Villarreal
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 3 key passes

KARIM BENZEMA

@karimbenzema

Player rating: 9.09
Team score: Real Madrid 3–2 Levante
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 7 shots

Dani Carvajal assist Karim Benzema goal, Real Madrid vs Levante, La Liga 2019/2020
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James Rodriguez assist Karim Benzema goal, Real Madrid vs Levante, La Liga 2019/2020
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