Lamine Yamal crowned becoming the youngest men’s player in Spain’s history by scoring in his country’s 7-1 win against Georgia.
Yamal, aged 16 years and 57 days, came on as a first-half substitute to break the record set by Gavi in 2021 when the Barcelona star was aged 17 years and 62 days.
The teenager, who also plays for the Catalan giants, was introduced shortly before half-time by manager Luis Enrique, replacing Dani Olmo who had just scored to hand Spain a four-goal advantage.
And he capped off an historic evening when he converted Nico Williams’ cross with a fine left-footed finish in the 74th minute.
The strike bettered Gavi’s mark as Spain’s youngest scorer, which he set aged 17 years and 10 months exactly in a 2-2 Nations League draw against the Czech Republic last June. In Friday’s Group A Euro 2024 qualifier, former Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata scored a hat-trick with Williams also on target.