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Lamine Yamal matches incredible Cristiano Ronaldo record during Spain vs Georgia

Lamine Yamal matches incredible Cristiano Ronaldo record during Spain vs Georgia

Yamal put in a star performance in Spain's 4-1 win over Georgia.

Lamine Yamal matched an incredible record set by Cristiano Ronaldo during Spain's 4-1 win over Georgia at Euro 2024.

The Spain wonderkid has played a key role for Luis de la Fuente's side at Euro 2024, and La Roja remain as the only side in the competition with a 100 per cent record thus far.

They did go behind on 18 minutes, with defender Robin Le Normand inadvertently turning a cross into his own net.

But once they equalised shortly before half-time through Rodri's long-distance strike, it appeared likely that there would be only one winner.

And goals from Fabian Ruiz, Nico Williams and Dani Olmo ensured a thumping victory for Spain, who had an incredible 36 shots on goal over the contest. They will now take on Germany in the quarter-finals.

Although Rodri won the official Player of the Match award, it was 16-year-old Yamal who was also central to most of what Spain created on the night.

He grabbed an assist for Ruiz's second half goal - and matched a long-standing record held by Ronaldo in the process.

The assist was his second of the tournament, meaning the Barcelona starlet, as per OptaJoe, has become the first teenager to assist multiple goals at the same European Championship since Ronaldo did so for Portugal at Euro 2004.


The Manchester United and Real Madrid legend was 19 when he achieved that feat, meaning Yamal has become the youngest player in European Championship history to do so.

In recent days, Yamal has been linked with an astonishing €250 million move to Paris Saint-Germain as the replacement for Kylian Mbappe.

Speaking about the winger ahead of the Georgia clash, Spain boss De La Fuente said: "He shows a maturity inappropriate for his age, but he is in developing both as a footballer and as a person.

"We are all responsible in that process. We are going to do our job and let him play. Nothing more."

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Topics: Lamine Yamal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona, Spain, Football, Euro 2024