Video: lamine yamal has scored on his debut for spain

Video: lamine yamal has scored on his debut for spain

Barcelona’s rising star, Lamine Yamal, etched his name into Spanish football history by becoming both the youngest player and youngest goal-scorer for the senior national team during his debut in the European Championship qualifying match against Georgia, which ended in a resounding 7-1 victory last Friday.

At just 16 years and 57 days old, Yamal surpassed his Barcelona teammate Gavi, who made his La Roja debut at the age of 17 years and 62 days in 2021, to become Spain’s youngest-ever player. Born in 2007, the talented winger’s meteoric rise saw him become Barcelona’s youngest-ever player at the age of 15, making his debut against Real Betis in the previous season.

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Impressing during pre-season, Yamal earned a spot in the starting lineup under the guidance of manager Xavi, particularly after Raphinha received a red card. Yamal has been featured in three out of four games this season, a testament to his excellent form, culminating in a call-up to the Spanish national team.

Yamal could have chosen to represent Morocco through his father or Equatorial Guinea through his mother, but his Catalonia roots led him to pledge his allegiance to La Roja. His debut for the Spanish national team came in a Euro 2024 qualifier against Georgia, where he initially started on the bench but later came on to score Spain’s seventh goal in their impressive 7-1 victory.

His remarkable left-footed finish from the right, following a precise pass from Nico Williams, solidified his place in history as Spain’s youngest-ever goal-scorer at the age of 16 years and 57 days.

This remarkable debut is just the beginning of what promises to be a bright career for Yamal, who is widely regarded as one of the most promising talents in the sport. In the same game, Alvaro Morata secured a hat-trick, while Williams, Dani Olmo, and a Solomon Kvirkvelia own goal also contributed to Spain’s emphatic win.

Although Yamal only recently signed his professional contract with Barcelona in the summer, his exceptional potential has already caught the attention of his manager, Xavi, and others.

Xavi expressed his astonishment at Yamal’s abilities, considering his age, and praised his decision-making skills, intelligence, and maturity on the field. With two assists in a recent match against Villarreal, Yamal’s future in football looks extraordinarily promising.