Barcelona prodigy Lamine Yamal leaves the game mid-match to go to the toilet… and never returns on a historic evening for teenagers

BARCELONA prodigy Lamine Yamal celebrated a historic evening under the lights but had to miss part of it to go to the toilet.

Yamal made his full Champions League debut for the Spanish giants this evening against Porto.

Lamine Yamal had to leave the field to go to the toilet


Lamine Yamal had to leave the field to go to the toiletPhoto credit: Getty
Yamal became the youngest ever starter in Champions League history this evening


Yamal became the youngest ever starter in Champions League history this eveningPhoto credit: Getty

And at 16 years and 83 days, he became the youngest player ever to start a Champions League game, surpassing Celestine Babayaro’s record set in the 1994/95 season.

However, with Barca leading the game 1-0 thanks to Ferran Torres’ stoppage-time goal in the first half, Yamal took the chance to go to the toilet in the middle of the game.

In the 71st minute, the teenager left the pitch to go to the toilet.

But Yamal never returned to the pitch and was forcibly substituted in the 80th minute as Barca had played with just ten players for almost ten minutes.

After the game, manager Xavi explained what happened to the youngster.

He said: “Lamine Yamal was not well. He had an illness, he had been telling me that for some time.”

“I took advantage of a break to tell him to hurry up and go to the toilet, but in the end they told me he wouldn’t be able to get back on the pitch.”

The LaLiga team managed to get through the game despite Gavi being sent off in stoppage time.


The win puts Barcelona top of Group H with two wins from two games.

The Champions League participation record is not the only record Yamal has broken this season.

During the international break in September, he became Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer.


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