Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Euro 2024

Yamal shines as Spain edges France to reach Euro 2024 final

Sixteen-year-old wonderkid Lamine Yamal stole the show in Munich on Tuesday, becoming the youngest ever scorer in a major tournament as Spain edged France 2-1 to reach the Euro 2024 final.

Yamal shines as Spain edges France to reach Euro 2024 final | Euro 2024
Daniel Olmo (centre) is congratulated after his deflected effort gave Spain the lead, four minutes after their first from Yamine Lamal (right). Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

France started strong, grabbing an early lead through a Kylian Mbappé assist headed in by Randal Kolo Muani. But Mbappé, playing without his protective mask for the first time since a broken nose, couldn’t prevent Spain’s comeback.

Yamal’s moment of brilliance arrived in the 21st minute with a stunning curled effort from 25 yards that beat Mike Maignan and nestled in the net.

Just four minutes later, Dani Olmo’s shot took a deflection off Jules Koundé, putting Spain ahead. (The goal was initially credited as an own-goal but later awarded to Olmo.)

Despite dominating possession in the second half, France failed to convert their chances. Theo Hernandez and Mbappé both missed opportunities, while Yamal nearly extended Spain’s lead with another powerful strike that sailed just over the bar.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Spain will now face the winner of the England vs. Netherlands match in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday in Berlin.

You May Also Like

Euro 2024

Spain secured their record fourth European Championship title with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over England in a captivating final.

Euro 2024

Full time: England 1-2 Spain So there you have it, Spain claim the Henry Delaunay Trophy and it's yet more heartbreak for England.

Euro 2024

England won a nail-biter Euro semi-final 2-1 against Netherlands thanks to a late goal! They now face Spain in the finals, aiming for their...

Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Kicks Off: Spain, Switzerland and Italy Secure Victories