It was a special moment for Lamine Yamal on Saturday night, as Barcelona coach Xavi ushered him from the bench to make his debut for FC Barcelona against Betis.
Under normal circumstances it wouldn’t have made the headlines, but for the fact that Yamal was born in 2007 and at 15 years and 290 days old, he becomes the youngest player ever to wear the shirt of the famous Catalan club.
With just under 10 minutes left to play and with Betis down to nine men, the youngster replaced Gavi and almost scored within a few minutes.
No.41, Lamine Yamal pic.twitter.com/QMMaejCkRq
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) April 29, 2023
? Lamine Yamal could have scored on his debut! That would have been special!
— Barça Spaces (@BarcaSpaces) April 29, 2023
At 15 years and 290 days, Lamine Yamal becomes the youngest player to play for Barcelona in La Liga ?
Born in 2007, he doesn’t turn 16 until July… #FCB pic.twitter.com/f1CBXj4TCM
— The Athletic | Football (@TheAthleticFC) April 29, 2023
Pictures from Samuel Marsden (at Camp Nou) and beIN Sports
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