Granada vs Barcelona: Yamal makes LaLiga history to help Xavi's men avoid embarassing defeat

Granada vs Barcelona: Yamal makes LaLiga history to help Xavi's men avoid embarassing defeat

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 22:19 - 08.10.2023

Barcelona needed a second-half comeback to draw 2-2 with Granada in a fesity LaLiga clash.

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How it happened

Granada got off to a fantastic start as Gonzalo Villar dispossessed Gavi and released the ball for Lucas Boyé to slip through Bryan Zaragoza, whose finish snuck through Marc-André ter Stegen’s grasp inside the first 20 seconds.

In pursuit of an equaliser, Barca resorted to efforts from range with Gavi, Félix and Lamine Yamal all unable to beat Ferreira. 

Granada doubled their lead through Zaragoza, once again. 

After being played through by Gerard Gumbau, he completely wrong-footing Jules Koundé and Ter Stegen with superb footwork before stroking the ball home. 

The visitors got a lifeline when Félix poked the ball to Yamal for the 16-year-old to touch it over the line and become the youngest-ever goalscorer in LaLiga history.

From that moment on, Barcelona dominated proceedings and finally found the equaliser through Sergi Roberto who got on the end of Alejandro Balde’s ball across goal to get enough on the ball to spare Xavi's men from defeat.

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