Lamine Yamal: at 16, the Barça prodigy already compared to Messi

Lamine Yamal: at 16, the Barça prodigy already compared to Messi

Involved in three of Barça’s four goals in the victory against Tottenham (4-2) on Tuesday evening, during the Yoan Gamper Trophies, Lamine Yamal ignited all of Spain, and made the headlines in the Iberian newspapers this Wednesday.

The “Yamal Show”, the “Gamper Boys”, the Spanish press only has eyes for its new nugget in its publication this Wednesday. Aged 16, the Barça prodigy ignited the Iberian country on Tuesday evening, during the Yoan Gamper Trophies which saw Barça overthrow Tottenham with a score of 4-2.

Coming into play ten minutes from the end of the match while his team were trailing 2-1, the player born in Spain to a Moroccan father and an Equatorial Guinean mother turned everything around in a few minutes. Author of the decisive pass which led to the equalizer for the Blaugranas signed Ferran Torres, the young winger then contributed to the two other goals scored by the Catalans.

Very technically comfortable, he first broke Sergio Reguilon’s back with a perfect feint, before finding Ferran Torres, the decisive passer for Ansu Fati. And to conclude his offensive festival with an action which led to the achievement of Ez Abde in added time.

Already compared to Messi

An XXL performance from the player trained at the Masia, which made the headlines of Mundo Deportivo and Sport this Wednesday. The show El Chiringuito drew a parallel with Lionel Messi, whose talent exploded one night during the Gamper Trophy in 2005 against Juventus.

Of course, it is not enough to have a few perfect matches to be compared to the seven-time Ballon d’Or, Ansu Fati could attest to this. But at 16, the young Spaniard has plenty of time to bridge the gap that separates him from the Argentine legend.