Borussia Dortmund capitalized on Bayern Munich’s slip-up with a thrashing of Hertha Berlin. Four of Dortmund’s second half goals came courtesy of Erling Haaland, as teenager Youssoufa Moukoko made Bundesliga history.
Moukoko became the youngest player in Bundesliga history after making his debut on Saturday.
Just a day after turning 16, the forward entered the fray in the 85th minute as Dortmund secured a 5-2 victory away to Hertha Berlin.
He was allowed to play following a new ruling introduced this season which lets players feature in the Bundesliga when they are 16 years old. They previously had to be aged 16 years and six months before they could feature.
Haaland described Moukoko as the ‘biggest talent in the world’. Haaland is only 20 years old himself but joked that he is ‘getting old’ with Moukoko making excellent progress.
“I think he’s the biggest talent in the world right now. 16 years and one day, that’s quite amazing. He has a big career ahead of him,” he told to ESPN.
“I’m over 20 years, I’m getting old now. That’s how it is.”