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sport news Barcelona are again saved by 16-year-old sensation Lamine Yamal as his superb ... trends now

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Lamine Yamal scored Barcelona's first and third goals of the game vs Granada Barcelona sit third in La Liga and five points behind second placed Girona David Moyes' shoes are enormous to fill if he leaves West Ham at the end of the season - It's All Kicking Off podcast 

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Barcelona are a broken team being held together by a spindly 16-year-old winger who is currently performing head and shoulders above all of his team-mates.

When Xavi finally leaves this summer – if he lasts that long on the Barça bench – the only plus of his second full season will be that he has been prepared to start and finish games with Lamal Yamal.

The teenager got his team’s first and third in this 3-3 draw against lowly Granada. He dragged his wreckage of a team to a point but that’s nowhere near enough for them to put any sort of pressure on leaders Real Madrid. On the bright side it’s a point gained on second-placed Girona who were beaten 24-hours before.

Barcelona need to finish second in the league to qualify for next season’s Spanish Super Cup. And they need a strong Champions League run – neither look too likely playing this way.

They had little to offer in the first half apart from their boy-wonder winger and he was enough to give them the lead on 14-minutes.

Barcelona drawing with lowly Granada meaning sparks flew and emotions were high

Barcelona drawing with lowly Granada meaning sparks flew and emotions were high 

Lamine Yamal celebrates his goal as he bailed out Xavi's Barcelona side with an equaliser

Lamine Yamal celebrates his goal as he bailed out Xavi's Barcelona side with an equaliser

Yamal curled home the equaliser for Barcelona to save their blushes, despite Granada clinging on at the end

Yamal curled home the equaliser for Barcelona to save their blushes, despite Granada clinging on at the end

Ilkay Gundogan, Pedri and Joao Cancelo built an attack down the left. It broke down when the ball reached Robert Lewandowski and he wandered into traffic and lost it.

But it came back out to Pedri and his curling cross to the back post was turned in by Yamal. The teenager had threatened moments before crossing from the right with no one to connect with his dangerous centre.

Barça did not build on the lead and with goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen not inspiring much confidence at the back there was always a chance they would concede an equalizer.

The German keeper has been out for almost three months and since his last game in November Barcelona have let in 28 goals in 15 games. His return could not

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