Dortmund's Erling Haaland scores his third goal against Hertha Berlin during their German League match in Berlin. AP
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Erling Haaland produced a superb second-half performance and scored four goals to help Borussia Dortmund come from a goal down to thrash Hertha Berlin 5-2 on Saturday.
With the victory Dortmund trimmed Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the table to just a point and grabbed the second place.
The match was equally significant for Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko, who celebrated his 16th birthday on Friday. became the youngest player in German League history after his late cameo off the bench at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
Moukoko broke the previous record set by Nuri Sahin, who was 16 years, 335 days when he made his Bundesliga debut for Dortmund in 2005.
The new Dortmund’s star could also become the youngest player in Champions League history if he features in clash against Brugge on Tuesday.
Haaland, who scored four goals in a game for the first time since his January debut in the Bundesliga said about Moukoko: "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.”
“I'm over 20 years, I'm getting old now. That's how it is.”
The 20-year-old put his team in front by scoring in 47th and 49th minutes after Matheus Cunha netted in 33rd minute.
He wrapped his hat-trick in the 62nd minute, just before Raphael Guerreiro stabbed the ball home from close range to make it 4-1.
The Norwegian grabbed his last one just ten minutes before the final whistle.
The 19-year-old striker claimed the first goal in Germany’s top flight for over two months to set Borussia Dortmund on the way to a 4-0 win over their local rivals Schalke.
He is set to walk away after 40 years in charge of Bayern and reportedly has former Adidas boss Herbert Hainer, his deputy on the club's board, in mind as successor.
Berlin: Union Berlin pulled off perhaps the biggest victory in their turbulent history, defeating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at the Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on Saturday.
A dominant England has swept New Zealand 3-0 in the Test series with an aggressive seven-wicket victory in the third and final Test match on Monday.
Yamashita is one of three women picked by FIFA to be referees at the men's World Cup in Qatar, which opens on Nov.21. It's the first time a woman will be in charge on soccer's largest stage.
Djokovic has extra motivation this year as Wimbledon will be his last Slam of 2022. His continued refusal to get vaccinated means he will remain banned from entering the United States for the US Open later this summer.
Umran was handed a maiden call-up for the five-match T20 series against S.Africa at home, but the pacer did not get a chance. However, Umran is also part of the Hardik Pandya-led Indian team which is set to play two T20Is in Ireland.