Teenage wonderkid Lamal Yamal breaks scoring record

Teenage wonderkid Lamal Yamal breaks scoring record

Lamal Yamal made European Championship history on Tuesday night when he became the youngest scorer in the competition’s history.

The Spain wonderkid, aged just 16 years and 362 days, broke that record in style by finding the net with a stunning long-range strike against France.

It arrived 21 minutes into Tuesday’s Euro 2024 semi-final after Randal Kolo Muani had earlier headed France in front.

Before bending the ball into the top corner of Mike Maignan’s net, Yamal dazzled France midfielder Adrien Rabiot with some fine footwork.

This came just a day after Rabiot has told reporters that Yamal needed to raise his game in order to trouble Les Bleus.

Lamal Yamal, 16 years and 362 days, is the youngest scorer in European Championship history

Rabiot said of Yamal on Monday: ‘We saw that he was a player who knew how to handle pressure very well. He has a lot of qualities. He is capable of playing with his qualities at club level as well as in major tournaments, without pressure.

‘Afterwards, it is always complicated to manage a semi-final in a tournament like that, but it will be up to us to put the pressure on him above all, not to let him feel comfortable and to show him that to play in a Euro final, he will have to do much more than what he has done so far.’

Tuesday’s wonder-strike took Yamal’s tally of senior international goals to four, having netted three in his previous 12 appearances for La Roja.

The winger plays his club football for Barcelona and is a product of the club’s famous La Masia academy.

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