Lamine Yamal Receives Ronaldinho like Standing Ovation From Opponent Fans After Electric Display

Lamine Yamal Receives Ronaldinho like Standing Ovation From Opponent Fans After Electric Display

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at August 27, 2023 at 6:25 PM
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  • Barcelona teen sensation Lamine Yamal was the toast of fans at the Estadio de la Ceramica
  • He played a starring role in Barca's dramatic come-from-behind win against Villarreal
  • Although he did not get his name on the scoresheet, he was adjudged the man of the match after his superlative performance

Lamine Yamal received a standing ovation from Villarreal fans following his electric performance for Barcelona in their seven-goal thriller at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

The 16-year-old prodigy repaid the confidence reposed in him by manager Xavi Hernandez with a sterling display as Barca clawed from 3-2 down to maintain their unbeaten start to the 2023-24 season.

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Lamine Yamal was applauded by the Villarreal fans after his electric performance. Photo credit: @brfootball @ESPNFC
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Deployed on the left flank, Lamine produced a well-timed cross for Gavi, who made no mistake to break the game's deadlock after 12 minutes.

His assist will earn him a place in the history books of La Liga, becoming the youngest player to register a La Liga assist in the 21st century, per ESPNFC.

He did not stop from there as he played a starring role in spearheading Barca's rally from 3-2 down. While Ferran Torres scored the equalizer, it was Lamine's effort that came off the foot of the post, which served as the catalyst for the match-winner.

Yamal's effort, which kissed the foot of the post, fell kindly to Robert Lewandowski, who planted the ball at the back of the net to seal the dramatic win.

Shortly after being involved in Barcelona's fourth goal, he was subbed off by coach Xavi. While heading to the bench, he was treated to a rousing standing ovation from fans of Villarreal, who appreciated the youngster's display.

His treatment by Villarreal fans was similar to that given to club legend Ronaldinho following his dazzling display against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu in 2005.

Yamal sets new record in La Liga

In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that Barcelona's teenage sensation, Lamine Yamal, left an indelible mark in history with his assist during their La Liga match against Villarreal on a Sunday afternoon.

Yamal delivered a sublime lofted cross into the box, serving it on a silver platter to another of Barcelona's young talents, Gavi, who expertly converted it to give La Blaugrana the lead.

According to Opta, at just 16 years and 45 days, Yamal became the youngest player to record an assist in La Liga in the 21st century.

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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.