The 15-year-old winger has entered the club's record books following his cameo in the win over Real Betis.

15-year old Lamine Yamal has entered Barcelona's history books following his involvement in Saturday's  La Liga victory over Real Betis. The La Masia academy star has become the youngest-ever player to make an appearance in La Liga for the Catalans after being handed his debut in the league by Xavi at Camp Non. 

Touted as the next big thing to come out of Barca's famed talent cradle, there had been serious anticipation surrounding when Yamal could potentially be handed the chance to introduce himself to the Camp Not faithful. Against Aletico Madrid, the young attacker was included in the match day squad list but ended up being an unused substitution as his side cruised to a narrow win over Diego Simeone's side.

Against Betis, the opportunity arrived for Yamal in the 84th minute, as he would come in to replace Anreas Christensen. Although a goal from the latter as well as Robert Lewandowski,  Raphinha and a Guido Rodríguez own goal  had already handed the Blaugrana a four-goal lead, the Barca prodigy almost made it a memorable debut by getting close to scoring. 

In hindsight, he became the fifth-youngest player to appear in La Liga. Currently, Mallorca's Luka Romero is the youngest player to feature in La Liga, having been given the opportunity to come on against Real Madrid in 2020, aged 15 years and 219 days.

For Barcelona, the win over Betis furthered their cause to reclaim the La Liga title. Although rivalss Real Madrid fashioned a 4-2 win over UD Almeria, the Catalans are still 11 points clear at the top of Spanish league.