Berlin (dpa) – Record holder Youssoufa Moukoko has completed a few more laps after his debut in the history books. Then striker Erling Haaland slipped a blow in the direction of the competition which had just been overtaken.
RB Leipzig’s financier’s soft drink was the silver bullet that gave him the strength for his first four-pack in the 5-2 win at Hertha BSC at halftime, the blonde storm giant Borussia reported Dortmund and couldn’t suppress a broad smile.
The prospect of regularly chasing goals with Moukoko in the future put the Norwegian in an even more elated mood. “I would love to play with him. He is the greatest talent in the world and has a great career ahead of him, ”said the young star of the even younger star. Meanwhile, Moukoko sprinted onto the lawn of the Olympic stadium wearing black gloves and neon yellow shoes for the first regeneration on the evening after his 16th birthday.
After his eight-minute Bundesliga debut, coach Lucien Favre would have liked to reset his junior cotton record. “You should be careful. No one has seen him, no one knows him and everyone says he is going to be so, ”said the BVB coach and clarified with outstretched arms where Moukoko’s trip could go. Up.
Dortmund are almost at the top thanks to Haaland’s goal explosion. But almost still. After all, RB Leipzig were beaten on Matchday 8. With a point behind FC Bayern eternally overwhelming, Favre had absolutely no desire to talk about power relations in the next title fight. “We are not talking about it,” said the Borussia coach. “I know the table. It’s important to win, ”grumbled the 63-year-old. This subject should not spoil his good humor.
Haaland’s crazy goal show with a hat trick 15 minutes into the break and the ruthless finish shortly before the end against the pitiful Berliners, Favre was right. The blond distracted Moukoko’s attention. The feature film of Dortmund’s highest Olympic stadium victory since the legendary 5-2 in the cup final against FC Bayern 2012 was a perfect fit for the coach.
In the immense shadow of Hüne Haaland, Moukoko was able to slow down in peace his long-awaited first minutes of the championship. Another week of waiting for the record before the next league game against 1. FC Köln have reportedly distracted the most publicized young striker unnecessarily. “The decision was taken today. Ten minutes before the end, ”said Favre, who made the spontaneous decision to make the late substitution.
More Moukokos would come, but Favre gave no guarantees. The Swiss spoke of Dortmund’s concentrated youth with leader Haaland (20), Jadon Sancho (20), Giovanni Reyna (18) and Jude Bellingham (17). If BVB play against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, Moukoko will take a break as it stands. For use in the queen class, Borussia are expected to put it on the so-called B-list by Monday night. Then the teenager could also become the youngest player in the Champions League.
Haaland is already burning for more purposes. In Berlin, Favre had preferred to ask for more. Three or four? How many goals were there now? The Swiss were a bit confused in the vortex. Haaland broke the record as the youngest four packer in the league of former Frankfurt Luka Jovic. “It’s a perfect year for me. I will give everything and I will not stop, ”he announced. It looked like a serious threat to competition.
Since leaving Red Bull Salzburg, where Haaland has already tested the effect of a halftime refresh, he has now scored 23 goals in 22 Bundesliga games for BVB. The choice of the “Golden Boy” of European football by a jury of journalists as successor to Kylian Mbappé is part of the success story.
Only Haaland can keep up with Bayern Robert Lewandowski at the moment. In the current season, it is still 11:10 am for Munich. “He’s freezing,” Hertha coach Bruno Labbadia, who has already succeeded 103 times as a Bundesliga striker, said, describing his suffering.