El Clásico is a fixture with a history like no other. Meetings between Real Madrid and Barcelona usually create headline after headline.
The most recent clash between the two teams went down on Sunday, and Vinícius Júnior became one of the youngest players to ever find the back of the net in the fixture – but he wasn’t the youngest.
Here are the five youngest goalscorers in El Clásico history:
You just knew Lionel Messi was going to be on this list somewhere. In fact, it was back in March 2007’s meeting between the two sides that the Argentine announced himself on a global stage.
At the age of 19 years and 259 days, Messi put on a one-man show as he bagged all three of Barcelona’s goals in a memorable 3-3 draw.
Since then, you could say life has been pretty good for Messi.
Messi may have been this fixture’s youngest goalscorer in the 21st century, but Vinícius came along and took that title for his own in Sunday’s 2-0 win.
The Real man was 19 years and 233 days old when he netted the opening goal of the game, which ultimately helped Los Blancos move back to the top of the league table. How nice.
From 2020 back to 1941 here. The two sides played out an enthralling game which ended 4-3 in favour of Real, but it was centre-back Francisco Calvet who stole the headlines.
Calvet netted his side’s first goal of the game at the age of just 19 years and 20 days, which made him by far the youngest goalscorer in the fixture at that point.
It’s a record which stood for 54 years, but then things changed pretty drastically.
Left midfielder Roger García didn’t really make the impact for Barcelona between 1995 and 1999 which many had hoped, but he didn’t half pick a good time to net his first goal for the club.
On 30 September 1995, Roger bagged Barcelona’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the tender age of 18 years and 289 days.
However, that didn’t actually set the record for the youngest goalscorer in this fixture…
Roger scored Barcelona’s equaliser that day, but who do you think netted Real’s opener?
Iconic forward Raúl was just 18 years and 95 days old when he fired Real ahead in the 12th minute of the game, meaning Roger’s 31st-minute strike was only good enough for second in this list.
It’s a record which still stands to this day, and it is certainly going to take someone special to come along and break it.
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