Gavi, 17, became Spain’s youngest goalscorer after scoring in a draw with the Czech Republic

Gavi became Spain’s youngest ever scorer after scoring against the Czech Republic in the Nations League on Sunday.

The midfielder, aged 17 years and 304 days, broke the record for Barcelona teammate Ansu Fati, who was a week older than him when he scored in 2020.

Spain only managed a 2-2 draw in Prague thanks to an injury-time equalizer from defender Ingo Martinez.

The Czech Republic opened the scoring through Jakub Pesek in the fourth minute, but Jaffe tied the score with a header in the first half.

Young Barcelona, ​​who scored only two goals for the Catalan club in his football career, beat goalkeeper Tomas Vaclic with a powerful shot to the far post.

Jan Kochta beat Unai Simon to restore the Czech lead, but the hosts broke their hearts in stoppage time when Martinez’s header narrowly crossed the goal line.

A late equalizer confirmed that Gavi was the story of the evening. He became the youngest Spanish player ever in October 2021, breaking the record for a Zupeta angel who has held out since 1936.

He enjoyed a great season at Barcelona, ​​appearing in the first half of the season as a solution to the club’s midfield difficulties and making 34 La Liga appearances.

He has improved faster after Ronald Koeman was replaced by Xavi, and now forms part of a young core at the club that includes Fati, Pedri and Nico Gonzalez.

Barcelona finished the second season in the league, 13 points behind the winning Real Madrid.

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