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Lamine Yamal: Meet Barcelona’s youngster with Messi’s prowess and African roots



Yamine Lamal

According to a sports website, WioNews, the 16-year-old prodigy is the youngest player to register a La Liga assist in the 21st century. After the match, Yamal gave his first public interview. 

He said, “I’m not scared,” after making two goals in the seven-goal-thriller. “I go out and play football,” he told local broadcaster Movistar.

“Following the declaration of Yamal as the MVP (Most Valued Player), the official website of FC Barcelona published an article about him with the title, “Lamine Yamal, a diamond in the making.”

After Yamal’s first-team debut in Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Real Betis in April, Xavi heaped praise on the youngster, commending him for his initiative and confidence.

He added, “His ‘innate talent’ draws similarity to Barcelona’s legendary Argentine, Lionel Messi.”

In this report, The PUNCH highlights the major things to know about the Morrocan-Spanish forward with inputs from agencies.