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10 key stats from Spain 2-1 France: Yamal makes history & Kolo Muani joins Real Madrid legend

10 key stats from Spain 2-1 France: Yamal makes history & Kolo Muani joins Real Madrid legend

Spain beat France 2-1 in Munich on Tuesday to book their place in this weekend’s Euro 2024 final. 

It was a game full of drama, with La Roja having to come from behind to win, but they now await the winner of Netherlands vs England in what will be their third final in the last five editions of the European Championships.

Unsurprisingly in a game of such high magnitude, records were set and incredible stats posted.

Here are 10 of the best:

1. Lamine Yamal smashes goalscoring record

Lamine Yamal has already set a host of age-related records at Euro 2024 but finally, here’s the one we’ve all been waiting for.

You’ll struggle to find a single Spanish or neutral fan who didn’t want Yamal to net his first goal at Euro 2024 on Tuesday, just days before his 17th birthday. But my word, what a way to do it, with the Barcelona starlet ripping one in off the far post from distance.

At 16 years and 358 days old, Yamal has absolutely smashed the record for youngest-ever Euros goalscorer, set by Switzerland’s Johan Vonlanthen against (ironically) France at Euro 2004 at 18 years and 141 days old.

Here are the five youngest Euros goalscorers:

  1. Lamine Yamal (Spain vs France on 9 July 2024) – 16 years, 358 days old.
  2. Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland vs France on 21 June 2004) – 18 years, 141 days old.
  3. Wayne Rooney (England vs Switzerland on 17 June 2004) – 18 years, 237 days old.
  4. Renato Sanches (Portugal vs Poland on 30 June 2016) – 18 years 317 days old.
  5. Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia vs France on 19 June 1984) – 19 days, 108 days old.

What were you doing at 16?

2. Jesus Navas breaks a very different record

Jesus Navas, meanwhile, broke a very different sort of record on Tuesday night, becoming the oldest outfield player ever to feature in a Euros or World Cup semi-final at 38 years and 231 days old He is, quite literally, old enough to be the father of the player he shared a wing with on Tuesday.

Navas is the last surviving member of the successful Spain squads from the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 — with many of his former teammates already well into their management and coaching careers.

3. Incredible Kante run finally comes to an end

As soon as any opposing manager sees N’Golo Kante in the French team, it’s usually time for them to pack up and let Les Bleus through.

Not Luis de la Fuente, however. This is the first time…

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