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16-year-old Yamal is the youngest goal scorer in Euro history: powerful video of the moment

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul10,2024


Yamal scored a goal that helped Spain win/photo from Instagram Yamal

Spain beat France in the semi-finals of Euro-2024. She was the first to reach the finals of the 2024 European Championship, despite the fact that she lost after Kolo Mouani's goal.

Spanish footballer Lamine Yamal made history as the youngest goal scorer of the European Championships. He scored an outstanding goal in the semi-final against France, writes “Focus”.

The player of the Catalan “Barcelona” achieved this success at the age of 16 years and 362 days. Yamal struck the goal of the French, accurately spinning the ball into the top corner from outside the penalty area. After bouncing off the post, the ball ended up in the goal net of goalkeeper Mike Menyan.

“Hollaso!” – exclaimed a commentator on Spanish television. TalkSport radio commentators noted that the young Catalan shows confidence on the field, as if he is not 16, but 26 years old.

How Yamal scored a goal: watch the video

Spain defeated France in the semi-finals, although the French opened the scoring in the 9th minute of the match thanks to Kolo Mouani's goal from Kylian Mbappe's cross. The winning goal against France was scored by “Leipzig” midfielder Dani Olmo, demonstrating individual skill: he removed the defender and accurately punched into the corner of the goal.

In the second half, Yamal tried to double his score, but it was not possible to repeat his masterpiece. Late in the match, Mbappe had a chance to equalize after moving in from the left flank, but the ball went over the crossbar.

Spanish coach Luis De la Fuente, who won the Euros twice at youth level, now has a chance to win at an adult level. For France, the semi-final was the limit of dreams – Didier Deschamps' wards went far in the tournament, but managed to score only once from play.

On July 14 in in the Berlin final, Spain will play the winner of the England-Netherlands match.

The legendary Pele remains the youngest goal scorer at the World Cup. He set the record in 1958 at the age of 17 years and 239 days, scoring against Sweden in the quarter-finals.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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