With Barcelona in the midst of a ‘no-go’ crisis, a new hope has emerged. Ramin Yamal, 16, a product of La Masia (Barcelona’s youth system), has been showing off his talent with some outstanding performances since being promoted to the first team. He has injected life into Barcelona’s stifling attack this season and has set the stage for a promising career ahead.
Yamal scored a multi-goal performance in Barcelona’s 2023-24 Spanish Primera Liga (La Liga) round 24 home match against Granada at Estadio Olympic Luis Companis in Barcelona at 5 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Barcelona conceded three goals to Granada, but Yamal’s performance was enough to secure a point in a 3-3 draw.
With Barcelona’s unsteady run of form continuing, Yamal brightened the club’s future. He opened the scoring in the 14th minute, slotting home Joao Cancelo’s (29) cross from the left flank. The goal got Barca off to a flying start, but back-to-back goals in the 43rd minute and 15th minute of the second half left the hosts on the back foot.
Robert Lewandowski (35) equalized in the 18th minute of the second half, but it didn’t last long as the hosts conceded again just three minutes later. Just when Barcelona were in danger of losing at home, Yamal came to the rescue. In the 35th minute of the second half, after stealing possession from the opposition, Yamal took a bold left-footed shot from outside the box that found the back of the net. It was Yamal’s first career multi-goal game, and it sealed the deal for Barcelona.
With two more goals on the day, Yamal became the first player in La Liga history to score three goals before turning 17. Fellow La Masia product Ansou 메이저사이트 Fathi (21-Brighton & Hove Albion) previously held the record with two goals, but Yamal surpassed him with his performance against Granada.
Yamal’s incredible record doesn’t end there. He proved himself to be a ‘special talent’ this season, accumulating the most offensive points of any U18 player. In 33 official games, he has scored five goals and provided three assists, a record that is unique among U18 players, alongside Warren Zairemery (17-Paris Saint-Germain).
Since joining Barcelona in 2012, Ramal has gone from strength to strength and has already earned the trust of coach Xavi Hernandez (44-Spain) with his ‘breakout’ performances. There was a sense of excitement within the club that a true successor to Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) had emerged, and there were predictions that he would be the next big thing in soccer.