Borussia Dortmund supporters couldn’t help but gush about the hat trick debut for teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland.
Their manager was sure to talk about both of his teen debutants.
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The second was American 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna, who was promoted to the first team this week and came off the bench to make his Bundesliga debut in Saturday’s 5-3 win over Augsburg.
Here’s one of Favre’s answers when asked about Haaland, via Fussball.news:
“We also played with Gio Reyna. It was very good. The first time he plays here at 17, that’s good. A 17-year-old, a 19-year-old, I think that’s good.”
“(Haaland) immediately showed his strength, the runs down. He moves well between the lines. It gives us another way to play forward.”
Haaland’s 20-minute hat trick has been well detailed by Joe Prince-Wright here.
Erling Haaland is the second youngest hat-trick scorer in Bundesliga history. He’s also the first substitute to score a hat-trick on their debut in the Bundesliga. #BVB
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) January 18, 2020
Reyna entered for Thorgan Hazard in the 72nd minute, getting 13 touches and completing 7-of-9 passes. He completed his lone dribble attempt and won his only duel while failing to put his only shot attempt on target.Follow @NicholasMendola