Lamine Yamal becomes youngest ever player to score for Spain

Lamine Yamal came off the bench to score in Spain’s 7-1 thrashing of Georgia in Tbilisi on Friday evening.

The teenager, 16, became the youngest ever scorer for La Roja when he netted in the second half of the game with a neat left-footed finish after some good play by Athletic Club’s Nico Williams on the left.

Lamine also became Spain’s youngest ever player on the same evening, replacing RB Leipzig’s in-form forward Dani Olmo in the 44th minute of the Euro 2024 Group A qualifier.

At just 16 years and 57 days old, the FC Barcelona player breaks the record previously held by his Barcelona team-mate and Spain midfielder Gavi, who made his Spain debut at 17 years and 62 days old.

Forward Álvaro Morata also netted a hat-trick on the night in a scintillating display by Luis de la Fuente’s team, who have six points from three games in their group.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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