Esplugues de Llobregat-born teenage sensation and graduate from the famous La Masia academy Lamine Yamal once again created history for himself, when he scored against Granada in Matchday 9 of the Spanish La Liga, making the Spanish right winger and wonderkid the youngest goal scorer in the history of the competition. Lamine Yamal was only 16 years and 38 days old when he netted the first goal for Barcelona in their league match versus Granada at Los Cármenes, inspiring the Catalan Giants to come from behind and drew the bottom-half club 2-2 after 90 minutes plus added time.
Lamine Yamal Kickstarted Barca’s Comeback
Lamine Yamal was given the trust to start in Barcelona’s ninth league game of the season against Granada by his manager and former Barca player Xavi Hernández. The Catalan Giants went 2-0 down before the half-hour mark, after the home side beat past goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen with Bryan Zaragoza Martínez’s brace, forcing the defending league champions to dig deep in the remaining hour plus added time. Right before half time, the opportunity came and Barca pulled one back for the match.
Atlético Madrid loanee and Portuguese striker João Félix, who received the ball in the penalty box, decided to offload the ball to his 16-year-old strike partner Lamine Yamal, who found it no trouble to slot the ball into the empty net in the first injury time. Lamine Yamal’s strike made him the youngest ever scorer in Spanish’s top-flight football, surpassing the previous record of 16 years and 98 days, when Malaga’s Fabrice Olinga scored against Celta Vigo back in the 2012/2023 Season.
Thanks to Lamine Yamal’s goal in the match, Xavi’s Barca side gained momentum to find an equaliser and finally did so with five minutes remaining in normal playing time. 31-year-old Sergi Roberto, who replaced Fermín López more than 20 minutes ago, met left-back Alejandro Balde’s cross in the dangerous zone and beat shot stopper André Ferreira for the team’s equaliser in the match. Spanish compatriots Lamine Yamal’s first Barcelona goal and Sergio Roberto’s effort ensured Barcelona’s unbeaten start in 2023/2024 be extended to 11 games in all competitions.
Lamine Yamal keeps breaking records:
✅ Youngest player to play for Barcelona
✅ Youngest player to score for Barcelona
✅ Youngest player to play for Spain
✅ Youngest player to score for Spain
✅ Youngest player to score in LaLiga history pic.twitter.com/HwXJGjtQvd
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Lamine Yamal: Youngest Player to Score for Spain, Barcelona, in Euro Qualifiers and La Liga
Known by many as Lionel Messi 2.0, Lamine Yamal added his “Youngest goal scorer in the Spanish La Liga” achievement to his many milestones that have been achieved in men’s senior club and international football at a tender age. Amongst other unparalleled feats he attained were the youngest player to score for Spain and in the Euro Qualifiers, after the versatile attacker found the net against Georgia in La Roja’s 7-1 trashing over their European counterparts early last month.
As football clubs are now heading into the second international break of the 2023/2024 football season, Lamine Yamal will have more opportunities to break records for his country, after the 16-year-old forward was included in Luis de la Fuente’s 24-man squad in October 2023. La Roja, who are now on the brink of not qualifying for the 2024 UEFA European Championship, will welcome Group A leaders Scotland to Estadio de La Cartujaon on Friday, before they travel to Ullevaal Stadion to face Norway in the qualifying round of the competition. All eyes will be on how Lamine Yamal could perform at this crucial stage for a ticket to the tournament finals.
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Where to Watch Spain vs. Scotland and Norway in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifiers?
Be sure to not miss any actions for the upcoming games in the next round of the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifiers, which will take place starting this week. If you are interested to watch Lamine Yamal’s La Roja side take on Scott McTominay’s Scotland and and Erling Haaland’s Norway this week and next week respectively, then you must stay tuned to https://www.asiasport.com/en/football/team/Spain/772/match as free HD live streams will be available before the game starts.
Leave us a remark down in the comment section on whether you think Spain will make it to the 2024 UEFA Euro Finals in Germany. We would also love to know your thoughts regarding wonderkid Lamine Yamal’s performance in his senior careers for Spain and Barcelona thus far.