Borussia Dortmund is the middle of Bundesliga consideration due to four-goal hero Erling Haaland and Youssoufa Moukoko who’s now the youngest participant within the league. Golden Boy Erling Haaland made one other massive assertion earlier than leaving the pitch for record-breaking teenager Youssoufa Moukoko as Borussia Dortmund stole the weekend Bundesliga headlines.
“Haaland! Moukoko! Historic!” was the headline on the Bild paper’s web site Sunday, with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung stating “Haaland rolls out the pink carpet for Moukoko.” Haaland, 20, scored 4 objectives in Dortmund’s 5-2 triumph at Hertha Berlin on Saturday evening which made him the youngest Bundesliga participant to realize such a feat. The Norwegian was then substituted within the eighty fifth minute for Moukoko who at 16 years and at some point turned the youngest participant in league historical past. “What an evening!!! Very blissful to have had my debut. However much more pleased with the three factors. Nothing can describe this sense. Thanks. Thanks,” Moukoko mentioned on Instagram.
Haaland additionally praised the teenager who has scored 141 objectives in 88 matches for Dortmund’s under-17 and under-19 groups. “I am actually blissful for Youssoufa. I might actually prefer to play with him someday,” Haaland mentioned. “I feel he is one of many largest skills on the planet proper now. He is solely 16 years and 1 day previous and he is enjoying fantastically. He has an awesome profession forward of him.” Moukoko is nearly a yr youthful than the earlier record-holder Nuri Şahin, who made his debut at 16 and 330 days, additionally for Dortmund, in 2005. “It was clear that Youssoufa Moukoko could be the one to interrupt it. I’m blissful it was one in every of us who broke it. I want you all one of the best, expensive Youssoufa,” Dortmund quoted Şahin as saying.
It was a wise transfer from coach Lucien Favre as a result of the hype round Moukoko’s debut will now subside, one thing Dortmund desires to guard their teenager. “The debut is nice for him, good for the crew. It will be significant that he is aware of that he’s a part of the primary crew now. However we have now many younger gamers up entrance, and on the again. He’s younger, very younger,” Favre mentioned.
Nonetheless, the primary headlines belonged to Haaland who additionally on Saturday was revealed to have gained the Golden Boy award for one of the best under-21 participant in a European high league. “Erling scored 4 objectives. That’ll do for right now. That is implausible,” Favre mentioned. Haaland salvaged a recreation for Dortmund who had been trailing 1-0 at half-time within the Olympic stadium after most main rivals had dropped factors on the day.
Champions and leaders Bayern Munich have been held 1-1 by Werder Bremen who they’d overwhelmed within the earlier 19 Bundesliga video games; RB Leipzig additionally drew 1-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt the place they’ve by no means gained; and Borussia Moenchengladbach conceded a late equalizer for the sixth time this season in a 1-1 with Augsburg.
Bayern stay high however are just one level forward of Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, 2-1 winners in Bielefeld, with Leipzig one other level again. “We did not defend effectively after we conceded the purpose. Bremen did a great job and deservedly took some extent,” Munich coach Hansi Flick mentioned, with captain Manuel Neuer including that “we did not have sufficient massive probabilities.”