Borussia Dortmund striker Iusova Mukoko could become the youngest player to take part in a match in the history of the European Champions League on Tuesday, after being selected on the team’s list.
Dortmund confirmed on Monday that Mukoko, which entered its 16th year last Friday, registered for the European Union (UEFA) in time to face the Belgian club Brugge.
“We will see, we have a lot of options in attack,” said Lucien Favre, the team’s coach, warning of high expectations about Mukoko’s participation.
Mukoko became the youngest player in the history of the German Bundesliga, after he participated as a replacement in the team’s match against Hertha Berlin, which Dortmund won 5: 2, in the 85th minute, at the age of 16 and only one day.
In case Mukoko does not play against Club Brugge, he will have an additional opportunity to break the record of Nigerian Celestine Papaiaro, who played for the Belgian team Anderlecht at the age of 16 years and 87 days in 1994.
Despite that, Favre admitted that his team may undergo some changes during the current season in light of the overcrowded schedule of matches due to the new corona virus, which causes Covid-19 disease.
“We will continue to work in the rotation system, this is necessary, to play 10 matches in 30 days, this is difficult,” he added.
English winger Jadon Sancho, who consoled himself against Hertha Berlin, may be one of those players expected to return.
Dortmund beat Club Brugge three goals in the first game, but Favre, who leads his team in Group Six, said that his team will not deal with anything so guaranteed, emphasizing that “the Belgian team is very good”.