Spain Dominates Croatia 3-0 in Euro 2024 Debut: Young Star Lamine Yamal Makes History

Spain Dominates Croatia 3-0 in Euro 2024 Debut: Young Star Lamine Yamal Makes History

The Spanish team beat Croatia 3-0 at the Berlin Olympics in its debut at Euro 2024, with goals from Álvaro Morata in the 29th minute, Fabián Ruiz in the 32nd minute and Dani Carvajal in added time.

Spain had a good start to the Euro Cup in Berlin, firm in defense, with good saves from Unai Simón and hitting on the clear chances it had.

Fabián left Morata alone to define the first Spanish goal in the race and the midfielder scored a great goal in the second, with a backheel cut and a cross shot into the net.

In the last action of the first half, a cross from Lamine Yamal was converted by Carvajal, making it 3-0 at halftime. In the second half, Croatia had the discount after a penalty committed by Rodri.

Petkovic kicked, but Unai Simón saved. Pericic took the rebound and assisted the player, who this time converted. However, the goal was annulled due to invasion.

Yamal’s record

Lamine Yamal, starter in the Spanish team’s debut in Germany 2024 against Croatia, leaves his name for posterity with a historic double record in the final phase of a European Championship.

At 16 years, 11 months and 2 days, he becomes the youngest player to debut in this competition – he takes the record from the Polish Kacper Kozlowski – and to be a starter, surpassing the Dutchman Jetro Willems.

The previous record of the youngest player in a Euro Cup was set in the 2020 edition, played in 2021, by midfielder Kozlowski, in a match played in Seville, in La Cartuja, against the Spanish team.

Three years later, Lamine Yamal shatters the record and, at 16 years and 338 days, becomes the youngest footballer to make his debut in the history of the Euro Cup, ahead of Kozlowski and England’s Jude Bellingham.

Furthermore, he does so as a starter, also lowering the best mark in that section that Dutch defender Jetro Willems had, at 18 years and 71 days old.

Regarding the history of the Spanish team, Yamal considerably lowers that double record, which belonged to Pedri, who made his debut in a European Championship at the age of 18 years and 201 days, also as a starter.



2024-06-15 18:09:09
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