Lamine Yamal: La Masia Graduate Sets 21st Century Record in La Liga With Assist for Barcelona

Lamine Yamal: La Masia Graduate Sets 21st Century Record in La Liga With Assist for Barcelona

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at August 27, 2023 at 5:54 PM
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  • Lamine Yamal wrote his name into the history books of La Liga on Sunday
  • At the tail end of last season, he became Barcelona's youngest-ever player to play La Liga against Real Betis
  • On Sunday, August 27, Yamal pulled down another record in the Spanish top-flight

Barcelona teen sensation Lamine Yamal etched his name in the sands of time with his assist for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Villarreal on Sunday afternoon.

Yamal served another of Barca's prodigies, Gavi, on a plate with his lofted cross into the box, which was expertly finished by the latter to give La Blaugrana the lead.

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Lamine Yamal chalked an incredible feat in Barcelona's La Liga clash with Villarreal. Photo credit: @brfootball
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The Yamal-Gavi combo shot Xavi Hernandez's charges into the lead after 12 minutes. While the lead was important for the reigning La Liga champions, it also marked a watershed for Lamine.

According to Opta, at 16 and 45 days old, Yamal became the youngest player to register a La Liga assist in the 21st century.

In reaching his milestone, the 16-year-old passed another La Masia graduate and current holder of the famous No.10 shirt, Ansu Fati, as the youngest player to record a La Liga assist this century.

Lamine's other La Liga record

The Spanish-born winger of Moroccan descent is not new to shredding records, as he also holds the record as the youngest-ever debutant for Barcelona in La Liga history.

At 15 years, nine months and 16 days, a new prodigy was presented to the football world. Lamine Yamal became the youngest-ever debutant for the Catalan giants in La Liga.

The teen sensation was handed his debut by manager Xavi Hernandez in the game against Real Betis on April 29 at the Camp Nou.

The product of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, who turned 16 in July, was brought on in the 84th minute to replace Gavi.

Lamine shines in chaotic win

Sports Brief also reported that Barcelona starlet Lamine Yamal shone in a thrilling 4-3 win for the Spanish champions at Villarreal on Sunday in La Liga.

The 16-year-old winger, making only his second start for the club, hit the woodwork twice and set up the opening goal for Gavi in an impressive performance that stood out amid a chaotic battle.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.