The 16 years and 68 days old teenager became the youngest player in Barcelona's history to make a debut in a Champions League mach. Also, he became the second youngest debutant in the history of this competition.
Lamine Yamal continues to record himself in the history books and this time with FC Barcelona. He came on for Barcelona as a substitute in the second half against Royal Antwerp in their Champions League Round of 16 tie and became the youngest player in club's history to play in this competition.
Previously the record was Ansu Fati's, who made his debut against Borussia Dortmund on 17 September, 2023 as a 16 years and 321 days old kid. The winger has now signed for the Premier League side, Brighton on loan, which made way for Yamal to excel in his game.
The record for being the youngest player to ever play in the Champions League is still Youssoufa Moukoko of Borussia Dortmund. He made his debut at the age of 16 years and 18 days against Zenith.
In the second place there was Celestine Babayaro with 16 years and 86 days, who's has now been replaced by the young spanish talent as the second youngest debutant in the Champions League.
Last week Lamine Yamal also became the youngest ever player to play for Spain when he made his debut in a 7-1 victory over Georgia. He also managed to get his name registered in the history books by scoring a goal for his country. Earlier Gavi, Yamal's club and country teammate held this title when he appeared and scored for Spain in the World Cup.
Nevertheless, Barcelona put on a show against Belgian Champions Royal Antwerp by defeating them 5-0 at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium. The Spanish side played with real intent, showcasing a glamorous style of play. They will be trying to reassert their dominance in the European stage.