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Wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko, 15, scores FOUR goals as Dortmund U19s thump Essen 6-0 – his fourth hat-trick in four games

BORUSSIA DORTMUND wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko scored four goals for the Under-19s... his fourth hat-trick in four games.

The 15-year-old sensation was on fire once again as his side thumped Rot-Weiss Essen 6-0 in their Bundesliga U19 clash.

The result ensures Dortmund maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a fourth win from four matches.

And in all four Moukoko has smashed in a hat-trick.

The striker may be four years younger than some of his team-mates but is wearing the captain's armband... and leading by example.

He grabbed three against Preußen Munster, SV Wehen and Schalke - plus an assist agains the former - before continuing his hot streak today.

It means he has now scored 13 goals already this term - out of 17 for Dortmund U19s.

Moukoko is on course to become the youngest player to appear in the Champions League after being named in the B-list for Lucien Favre's first team.

Moukoko's 16th birthday is on November 20.

But even with rules preventing players featuring until they turn 16, the youngster may not have to wait very long to make his European bow.

Celestine Babayaro holds the current Champions League record, having started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucharest in the 1994-95 group stage, aged 16 years and 87 days.

Moukoko banged in SIX on his U19s debut... aged 14.

The youngster struck four times in seven Uefa U19 Youth League outings last term and was given permission to skip school to start training with the first team.

And it did not take him long to impress 'veteran' striker Erling Haaland, 20, who said: "I don't think I've ever seen a 15-year-old that good.

"He's a lot better than I was when I was 15."


Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko, 15, shatters goalscoring records galore

By Sam Morgan and Jon Boon

IF YOU think Borussia Dortmund wonderkids Mario Gotze and Christian Pulisic were top drawer, wait till you see the latest kid coming through their ranks.

Youssoufa Moukoko, their 15-year-old sensation, is currently the hottest prospect in Germany - shattering Bundesliga goalscoring records at U17 and U19 levels in consecutive seasons.

Read the full feature here

Dortmund’s 15-year-old wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko shows what he is made of on the pitch

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