Lamine Yamal broke two of Pele's records in Euro 2024 win over France

Lamine Yamal made history in Spain's 2:1 win over France yesterday, which saw La Furia Roja qualify for Sunday's European Championship final in Germany.

The Spaniards fell behind early on through Randal Kolo Muani's goal, but were inspired by the 16-year-old talent who leveled the score with a superb left-footed finish that left Roosters keeper Mike Maignan no chance.

Yamal's goal automatically made him the youngest goalscorer at European championships, bettering Switzerland's Johan Vonlanthen from Euro 2024 - Vonlanthen did it at 18 years and 141 days.

The young star of Spanish football also broke two records of the late legend Pele. The Brazilian was the youngest participant in the semi-finals of the world and European championships, as well as the youngest goalscorer, but these two achievements fell at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Pelé held the record from the 1958 World Cup when, aged 17, he scored a hat-trick in France's 5:2 semi-final rout, before the Seleção lifted the world title with another 5:2 victory - this time against hosts Sweden. | BGNES