Lamine Yamal: 16 Year Old Barcelona Wonderkid Sets Remarkable Record With Assist Against PSG

Lamine Yamal: 16 Year Old Barcelona Wonderkid Sets Remarkable Record With Assist Against PSG

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 16, 2024 at 7:47 PM
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  • Lamine Yamal chalked a new milestone despite their Champions League exit
  • The youngster lasted just 34 minutes after he was subbed off due to a red card
  • Ronald Araujo's red card changed the game on its head and spun it out of control

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Barcelona wonderkid, Lamine Yamal, continues to etch his name into the sands of time despite his tender age.

The teen talent, who has been a joy to watch on the flanks for the Catalan giants all season, was on hand to provide a lovely assist in his side's Champions League quarter-final second leg against PSG.

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Lamine Yamal chalked a new milestone in the Champions League with his assist against PSG. Photos by Aitor Alcalde - UEFA and Clive Brunskil.
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The 16-year-old skipped past his marker, Nuno Mendes, before setting Raphinha up with a lovely pass, as the former Leeds United star made no mistake in tucking home from close range.

Lamine's assist, which put Barca into an early lead, helped him chalk a momentous feat in his fledgling career.

According to Statman Dave, he becomes the youngest-ever player (16 years and 283 days) to assist a goal in the Champions League Knockout stages.

However, the La Masia graduate saw his game time prematurely cut short. Head coach Xavi Hernandez opted to substitute him four minutes after the half-hour mark following a red card to Ronald Araujo.

The Uruguayan defender was shown a red card for an unnecessary tackle on his opponent, leaving Xavi with no alternative but to hook off his prodigy and replace him with Inigo Martinez.

What happened after Lamine Yamal's substitution?

11 minutes after the red card and Yamal's substitution, PSG bared its teeth at the five-time Champions League winners.

First, Ousmane Dembele took advantage of the visitors' numerical advantage when he fired home the equaliser.

Portuguese midfielder Vitinha, who had been excellent across both legs, levelled the tie for the Parisians in the second half with a sublime strike.

The deadly Kylian Mbappe hit a brace to put the Ligue 1 leaders into the final four for the first time since 2021, Eurosport reports.

Fans express mixed opinions about red card

Sports Brief also reported that football fans have expressed mixed opinions about Ronald Araujo's red card in Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final second-leg match against PSG.

Referee Istvan Kovacs deemed Araujo's challenge on Bradley Barcola as a deliberate attempt to prevent a goal-scoring opportunity, resulting in a straight red card.

However, fans are divided on whether Araujo deserved to be sent off, with some viewing the tackle as relatively minor.

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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.