Lamine Yamal: Spain’s King, Felipe VI, Couldn’t Believe Barcelona Star Was Only 16 Years Old, Video

Lamine Yamal: Spain’s King, Felipe VI, Couldn’t Believe Barcelona Star Was Only 16 Years Old, Video

Raphael Abiola
June 21, 2024 at 7:56 AM
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  • Lamine Yamal defied his age by producing another impressive performance in Spain's win over Italy at the ongoing Euro 2024 in Germany
  • The King of Spain, Felipe Juan Pablo, looked confused while trying to confirm the Barcelona youngster's age after the match in the dressing room
  • The 16-year-old forward is yet to find the back of the net in the competition but has been one of the best players in the tournament thus far

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The King of Spain, Felipe Juan Pablo, was spotted looking confused while asking Lamine Yamal if he was indeed 16 years old after his fantastic performance against Italy.

The Barcelona star was among the best players in Spain's 1-0 win over Italy in their second group game at the ongoing 2024 UEFA European Championship in Germany.

The Spanish youngster caused a lot of problems for the defending champions from the right wing, with Inter Milan left fullback Federico Dimarco unable to match the wonder kid's pace and dribbling skills.

Lamine Yamal in action during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Spain and Italy at Arena AufSchalke on June 20, 2024, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photo: PressFocus/MB Media.
Lamine Yamal in action during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Spain and Italy at Arena AufSchalke on June 20, 2024, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photo: PressFocus/MB Media.
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In a viral video on social media, Spain's King was spotted making his way to the team's dressing room to greet the players after their win over the Azzurri.

While sharing pleasantries with the players, Felipe VI looked surprised and asked if Yamal was truly 16 years old.

According to a report by Soccerway, La Roja's next game at the Euros will be against Albania at the Dusseldorf Arena on Monday, June 24.

Yamal could be rested in Spain's final group game against Albania. They've joined Germany as the only two teams to have booked a place in the competition's Round of 16.

Yamal channels inner Messi against Italy

In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that Yamal channelled his inner Lionel Messi by mesmerising Italy's defenders with his dazzling dribbles.

Although he hasn't scored yet in the competition, the Barcelona youngster has been a delight for Spanish fans and a torment for his opponents.

In one memorable moment in the match, the La Masia graduate received a pass from midfield and fearlessly drove through Italy's defence despite the sea of legs poised to tackle him.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.