Wonder boy Lamine Yamal – Bathed by Messi, surpassed by Pelé – Sport

Wonder boy Lamine Yamal – Bathed by Messi, surpassed by Pelé – Sport
Wonder boy Lamine Yamal – Bathed by Messi, surpassed by Pelé – Sport

16-year-old Lamine Yamal is the man of the hour after his dream goal in the semi-final of the EURO against France. Adding to the magic is a picture from 2007.

When wonder boy Lamine Yamal coolly strolled past the north stand of the Munich Arena after his late substitution, the fans of “La Roja” went crazy. The euphoria surrounding the 16-year-old reached its peak when the Spaniards made it to the final in an impressive manner.

Vonlanthen and Pele outperformed

«Lamine Final» (Sports world) was the hero of an unforgettable evening, he was the “Man of the Match” – and he broke a historic record with his dream goal in the 2:1 win against France. The celebrated young star of FC Barcelona even overshadowed legend Pelé.

At just 16 years and 362 days, he is the youngest goalscorer in European Championship history, and he is already the youngest participant. No goalscorer at a World Cup has ever been younger: icon Pelé was 17 years and 239 days old when he scored his first World Cup goal in 1958. The rest is well known.


A picture from 2007

Lionel Messi bathes little Lamine.

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Picture from 2007 goes viral

The football magic was practically placed in Yamal’s bathtub. Father Mounir Nasraoui recently posted a picture of superstar Lionel Messi washing a baby in a bathtub. The infant: Lamine Yamal. “The beginning of two legends,” Nasraoui aptly wrote about the photo, which was taken in 2007 as part of a planned charity calendar.

“Newborn,” Yamal himself commented on the picture on his X-account. Bathed by Messi: What could possibly go wrong? Comparisons to the Argentinian magic flea have long been drawn. This is a topic for the media, says Yamal dryly: “There will never be another footballer like Leo Messi.”

“He is a phenomenon,” enthused The SportWith his delicate shot into the corner to make it 1-1, Yamal had paved the way for the final on Sunday in Berlin. For Yamal, it was a shot of luck. “It’s a dream come true. My goal was to celebrate my birthday in Germany. I’ve achieved that,” said a beaming Yamal, who turns 17 on Saturday. He has already told his mother Carolin “that she doesn’t have to give me anything. Winning the final would be gift enough.”



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