Substitution in the 73rd minute: Young Dynamo participates for the first time under the age of 21 with a quick victory!
By Florian Mintelli
San Marino – A dream come true! Ransdorf Königsdörffer (19) made his debut in the 6-0 win for Germany’s U21 team. However, the focus was on a different talent.
A little over 72 minutes later, it was finally time: Dynamo’s Sturmjuwel climbed onto the sidelines alongside Erik Shuranov (19) of 1. FC Nürnberg. Then they both celebrated their debut in the Under-21 team.
Coach Stefan Koontz fulfilled the Berlin-born man’s desire for minutes in the German Football Association. More could follow on Tuesday (6.15pm) in Riga vs Latvia.
Unfortunately, things were less exciting for Königsdorfer on the field. The match had been decided long ago by the time he was substituted and was almost over. However, one scene of “Rancy” appeared: in the 85th minute, after the striker played with Shuranov, he actually managed to make a free run past the San Marino Colombo goalkeeper (20), but then threw the ball away.
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Typical of the game played by the German youth team, which left behind many good situations and could have achieved a higher win.
Moukoko makes history – records keep falling
Dresden’s Ransford Königsdorfer wasn’t the only newcomer in Germany’s under-21s that day. At the age of 16 and 286 days, Youssouf Mukoko of Dortmund became Germany’s youngest under-21 debut.
And that’s not all: the huge BVB talent scored twice in the 39th and 41st minutes and broke two more records – the youngest scorer and the youngest to score two goals.
After 72 minutes it was over for the Cameroonian-German player. For him came Königsdorfer, who celebrated his debut under Mokoko, but was not immediately the center of attention in Stefan Koontz’s new team.
Quick start – Captain Burchardt hits twice
In general, the game went as expected. The German team set the tone immediately and Tom Krause (20) of 1. FC Nürnberg – another newcomer – made the score 1-0 in the fourth minute of the match. Captain Jonathan Burkhart (21), like Mukoko, tied with two goals (19, 43) to make the score 5-0. In the second half, the DFB players switched pace and took advantage of things easily. Substitute Jimmy Loehling (20) made it 6-0 in the 67th minute to the final score.
This means that Stefan Koontz’s team is top of Group B qualifying for the Middle East after the first match.
Cover photo: Editing: Bernd Wüstneck / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa