Dortmund sensation Moukoko earns reward after making Bundesliga historical past
Borussia Dortmund interim head coach Edin Terzic and Axel Witsel lauded Youssoufa Moukoko following his historic Bundesliga efficiency.
Moukoko grew to become the Bundesliga’s youngest ever scorer in Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat at Union Berlin on Friday, aged 16 years and 28 days.
The prodigious striker lashed residence a ferocious shot from simply contained in the penalty space to revive parity on the hour-mark, after Taiwo Awoniyi’s opener three minutes earlier.
Union went on to win because of Marvin Friedrich’s 78th-minute aim however Moukoko – who surpassed the file set by Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz (17 years, one month and three days) – earned reward post-match.
“Youssoufa performed a very good recreation,” Terzic advised Bundesliga.com.
“The aim that he scored. He had one or two good alternatives the place he didn’t get the ball within the first half, then he had a superb clear probability and even scored.
“So we’re speaking about 4 possibilities he had and so we’re very glad along with his efficiency.”
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Dortmund midfielder and team-mate Witsel added: “After all, I’m glad for him for his first aim.
“I’m positive he’s going to be good for the crew and for the way forward for the membership.”
Moukoko had already turn out to be the youngest participant to seem within the Bundesliga after coming off the bench in opposition to Hertha Berlin the day after turning 16 final month in a 5-2 win.
He was named in Dortmund’s beginning XI for the primary time within the midweek conflict in opposition to Werder Bremen, a 2-1 victory in Terzic’s first match as coach following Lucien Favre’s sacking.
Earlier this month, Moukoko grew to become the youngest participant to seem within the Champions League. He got here off the bench in a 2-1 victory at Zenit after 58 minutes, along with his 16 years and 18 days previous eclipsing the 16 years and 87 days of Celestine Babayaro in the course of the 1994-95 Champions League group phases for Anderlecht.
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