Berlin (dpa) – With record debutant Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund took advantage of Bayern Munich’s mistake and, thanks to torgarant Erling Haaland, moved to a point at the top of the table.
At the Berlin Olympic Stadium, BVB won the first match against Hertha BSC on Saturday night with Moukoko, 16, and one day, 5-2 (0-1). The goal show has yet to be delivered by Moukoko as the youngest player in Bundesliga history, but once again by Haaland.
The Norwegian turned things around with a four-pack (47th / 49th / 62nd and 79th minutes). Raphael Guerreiro (70th) also scored for BVB. The Berliners took the lead thanks to Matheus Cunha (33rd), the Brazilian also scored later with a penalty (79th). As a result, Dortmund pulled RB Leipzig after their 1-1 in Frankfurt and also capitalized on Bayern’s 1-1 against Werder Bremen. After their losses in Munich and Leipzig, Hertha also gave up points against the top third team and is stuck in the bottom third of the table.
“I think he’s the greatest talent in the world. He has a great career ahead of him, ”said Haaland de Moukoko and enjoyed his own rehearsal goals while studying the TV footage. The Norwegian has once again saved BVB with his number seven to ten this season. “Watching him, with his dynamism, his nose for goals, is sensational. He scores very, very important goals, ”said his colleague Julian Brandt.
Despite Haaland’s gala, all eyes were on Moukoko. A day after turning 16, the striker first had to take a seat on the substitutes bench. “There are no gifts. The birthday was yesterday, ”coach Lucien Favre told DAZN. Wrapped in a black and yellow wool blanket, the forward sat between the other substitutes before Favre sent him onto the pitch for Haaland in the 85th minute, making him the youngest player in the history of the Bundesliga.
Moukoko initially had young people sitting next to him. Jadon Sancho (20), Jude Bellingham (17) and Giovanni Reyna (18) have also had to watch for the time being due to Favre’s tactics. With a compact midfielder around Mahmoud Dahoud and Alex Witsel, the BVB coach wanted to meet the Berliners in the center. Julian Brandt and Marco Reus stormed alongside Haaland. The concept had a catch. Hertha countered him with physical toughness and indicated the danger early on in the quick counterattacks. Dodi Lukebakio (11th) aimed a little too high.
Haaland worked a lot, but was controlled for a long time by Fernandez Alderete. When the Norwegian won, Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow (17th) raised his fists.
BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki stretched in vain when Matheus Cunha pulled away a good 20 meters after another quick attack from Hertha. The Brazilian was too quick for Mats Hummels at the Dortmund defense center and scored his fifth goal of the season. The tour was deserved for Berliners. She was only in danger in the first half when Haaland (45 + 2) did not pursue Marvin Plattenhardt vigorously enough just before the goal line.
After changing sides, everything went too quickly for Berliners. “We actually found our way into the game. In the second half you can see the quality of Dortmund. They coldly took advantage of the opportunities, ”admitted Berlin’s Maximilian Mittelstädt. Two determined attacks, Haaland used his icy chambers and Dortmund were in the lead. BVB has now clearly determined what happened. There were no more doubts about the victory after Haaland’s third strike. Guerreiro easily raised. After the 2: 4 in the meantime from the Berliners thanks to a questionable penalty from Cunha (79th), Haaland (79th) struck again. Then Moukoko could enter the Bundesliga phase.