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The Daily Bee (August 6, 2020): Moukoko Trains With the Senior Squad

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And the Europa League resumes play.

Borussia Dortmund - Training Session
Calisthenics are important, kids.
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Good morning, Fear the Wall.

So, yesterday there were yet more rumors regarding the transfer of a certain Englishman from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United. At this point, I’m sick to death of writing about it, and I’d really like it to end. If he’s gonna stay, he’s gonna stay, and if he’s gonna go, he’s gonna go. Until it’s decided either way, I don’t see too much of a point in discussing it.

Moukoko Trains with the Senior Squad

The hype is gradually building surrounding Youssoufa Moukoko, the young striker that has ran roughshod over the U-15s, U-17s, and even U-19s. He’s been allowed to train with the senior squad since January, and by the looks of it, he’s enjoying every moment of it.

Moukoko is only 15 years old so it will probably be a few more years before he’s ready to see big-time minutes in the Bundesliga, but BVB will expect to see some major fireworks when he eventually does.

Wolfsburg Bow Out of the Europa League

Another Bundesliga club dropped out of European competition this week. Wolfsburg lost out to Shakhtar Donetsk, who advanced to the Europa League quarterfinal after winning decisively by a scoreline of 3-0, to finish the tie at 5-1. Wolfsburg came into the match needing to score two goals, but couldn’t muster any goals before Donetsk put three goals past Wolfsburg within four minutes in stoppage time. There will be two more Europa League matches featuring Bundesliga clubs today. Eintracht Frankfurt have a massive three goal hill to climb against FC Basel, and Bayer Leverkusen will need to defend a 3-1 aggregate lead against Rangers.

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Who are you rooting for in the Europa League? Assuming Leverkusen are the only Bundesliga club to make it out of this round, do you think they have what it takes to go all the way?