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Euro 2024: Lamine Yamal takes trolling to new heights



Euro 2024: Lamine Yamal takes trolling to new heights

When you are the star of the team and you have just rescued your country from potential defeat, you certainly can do whatever you want on Instagram, and that is what Lamine Yamal is up to with his antics.

The 16-year-old prodigy, delivered a master class on the pitch and a sharp rebuke off it as Spain triumphed over France in a thrilling Euro 2024 semi-final. Yamal’s curling equalizer canceled out Randal Kolo Muani’s opening goal, and Dani Olmo secured the win with a late strike, sending Spain to the final.

Lamine Yamal didn’t just make headlines for his performance; his post-match comments and social media posts took aim at French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Before the match, Rabiot had made remarks that Yamal clearly didn’t forget.

After the final whistle, Yamal taunted Rabiot, making it clear his celebration was aimed at the Frenchman. In the post-match press conference, when asked about his celebration, Yamal said,

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“My celebration? It was for the person who knows it is for him. I am very happy for the victory and for helping the team, which is in the final. In the end, we should not give importance to any of that. I have helped the team.”

The young Barcelona star didn’t stop there. He took to Instagram, referencing a pre-match message with a post celebrating his wonder goal, captioned, “Check mate,” alongside a photo of his jubilant celebration.

Yamal’s remarkable maturity and mental toughness were on full display, as he became the youngest scorer in Euros history with his stunning goal. His performance drew widespread acclaim, with football legend Alan Shearer praising the young winger on the BBC.

“Just incredible,” Shearer remarked. “We’ve been talking about him this tournament, and seeing him at 16, to come and perform at this level, under this scrutiny, and then to do that, just outrageous. I mean, he shouldn’t even be up that late!”

Yamal’s combination of skill and confidence has captivated fans and critics alike, marking him as one of football’s brightest young talents. As Spain heads to the final, all eyes will be on this teenage sensation, who has already proven he can shine on the biggest stage.