Lamine Yamal Becomes Youngest Euro Scorer


July 10, 2024 · 2 min read

Lamine Yamal Becomes Youngest Euro Scorer
FootBall | July 10, 2024
Pundits are praising Lamine Yamal as "the next superstar" in football. (Image: Getty)

Lamine Yamal became the youngest goalscorer in European Championship history as Spain defeated France to reach the Euro 2024 final. France took an early lead through Randal Kolo Muani, who headed in Kylian Mbappe’s cross. However, Yamal equalized in the 21st minute with a stunning strike from outside the box at 16 years and 362 days old. Spain took the lead four minutes later when France’s Jules Kounde deflected Dani Olmo’s shot into his own net. This pivotal moment swung the match in Spain’s favor during their Euro 2024 clash with France.

In the second half, France pushed hard with Aurelien Tchouameni’s header saved and Mbappe’s ambitious effort denied. Playing without a face mask for the first time since breaking his nose, Mbappe had a significant chance to equalize late in the game but missed, highlighting his recent struggles. Spain, known for their attacking prowess, demonstrated their defensive strength to maintain their lead and stay on course for their fourth European Championship title. France, despite their talent, struggled in attack against Spain’s solid defense.

Spain’s success has been driven by their young stars, particularly Yamal and 21-year-old winger Nico Williams. Lamine Yamal, who has had an impressive breakout season at Barcelona, became the youngest player and goalscorer in Barcelona’s history. He continued his remarkable form by becoming the youngest scorer in the European Championship, showing maturity and confidence beyond his years. His goal was a testament to his potential to become one of the world’s best players.

France, who reached the World Cup final two years ago, had the quality but lacked the finishing touch. Mbappe’s injury and reserved tactics contributed to their downfall. France’s hopes for the title faded with only one goal scored from open play, ultimately falling short against Spain. Now, Spain awaits the final against either England or the Netherlands in Euro 2024.