Lamine Yamal made the spotlight with a brilliant record in Barcelona’s seven-goal thriller against Villarreal.
The Catalan giants came from behind to grab a deserved win over Villarreal in a seven-goal thriller.
Gavi and Frenkie de Jong raced Barcelona into a quick 2-goal lead before Villarreal fought back to settle for a dramatic 2-2 draw at the interval.
Baena gave Villarreal the lead in the 50th minute but a late double by Ferran Torres and Robert Lewandowski returned Barcelona to the lead and secured all three points for the away side after the final whistle.
Lamine Yamal sets record with MOTM performance
Teenage winger, Lamine Yamal, etched his name into Laliga history as he became the first teenager in the 21st century to record a Laliga assist.
Yamal assisted Barcelona’s first goal in the game, delivering a good cross to Gavi, who finished it perfectly to steer Barcelona into the lead.
Lamine Yamal’s record-making assist delineates the quality of talents graduating from the Barcelona academy.
Barcelona academy, La Masia, are blessed with talented youngsters that usually write the narrative in Laliga. Before Lamine’s brilliance earned him a page in Laliga’s history with the record, Ansu Fati, another Barcelona youngster and graduate of Barcelona academy, held the record.
The stars are obviously lining for Yamal in his Barcelona career. Before shooting himself to the spotlight with the opening assist against Villarreal, Yamal’s Laliga debut was already a record breaker.
Coming up as a late substitute against Real Betis at Camp Nou on 29 April 2023, Lamal became the youngest Barcelona player to make a Laliga debut.
While he had less minutes to impress against Real Betis, Lamal took it all out against Villarreal in a dramatic 4-3 win for the Catalans.
Apart from his assist for Gavi’s Barcelona opener in the 12th minute, Yamal came close to opening his Laliga account striking the woodwork twice in a near-miss.
The record-breaking assist was his fourth for Barcelona. He lost only 10% of his passes, completing 90% of them in the game. He also recorded 60 touches of the ball and completed all his dribbles.
Lamine Yamal Barcelona contract
Lamine Yamal signed a new Barcelona contract, extending his deal with the Catalans for five years till 2028.
Lamine Yamal parents
Although nursing his career in Spain, Yamal is of Moroccan descent. His parents are Africans. His father, Sheila Ebana, is a Moroccan while his mother Mounir Nasraoui is from Equatorial Guinea.
Lamine Yamal age
Lamine Yamal is 16 years old. He was born on 13 July 2007 in Llorbregat, Spain. Lamine made his Laliga debut at the age of 15 and recorded the landmark assist at the age 16.
Lamine Yamal style of play
Lamine Yamal is a left-footer but plays as a right winger, attacking from the midfield. He could also be deployed as a center forward. He is known for deep and unrivaled dribbling skills that draw parallel with other Barcelona great dribblers like Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldinho.