Matchday 2 of the 23/24 Champions League group stage has plenty in store for Barcelona.
With it being Xavi’s 100th game in charge of the Blaugrana, the Catalans will be looking to build on their phenomenal start to the campaign against Royal Antwerp with another solid win.
Having crashed out of the group stage for two seasons running, Barcelona will have to be wary of each game to ensure qualification to the round of 16 this time around.
As they travel to Porto, one player in particular will have another shot at making history on club football’s biggest stage.
Lamine Yamal has his eye on goal
Barcelona’s teenage prodigy has shaken things up at the club, already establishing himself as an electrifying talent and becoming one of the regulars in the starting XI.
Since his debut, he has already accrued a plethora of records to his name, becoming Barcelona’s youngest-ever debutant and then Spain’s youngest-ever debutant and goalscorer to name a couple.
Fresh off a contract extension, the Spaniard will have a chance to rewrite Champions League history against Porto as well.
If he manages to get on the scoresheet against the Dragons, Yamal will eclipse Barcelona’s other starlet Ansu Fati – who is beginning to regain his spark at Brighton on loan – becoming the competition’s youngest goalscorer ever.
Even if he does not score tomorrow, he still has almost the entire season ahead of him, provided Barcelona continue in the competition, to stamp his name on the record books.
While he has not scored his first goal for Barcelona yet, Yamal has been knocking on the door and has been painstakingly close on a number of occasions.
It is only a matter of time before he makes the net ripple.