The Germany U21 national team, including BVB striker Youssoufa Moukoko, drew 1-1 in their first group match of the EURO. The 18-year-old played for 81 minutes. 

The match against Israel got underway with the German frontline posing an immediate threat. Youssoufa Moukoko was presented with the chance to score from the penalty spot in the 3rd minute, but the impressive Israel goalkeeper, Daniel Peretz, was able to deny the BVB striker’s spotkick. In the 20th minute, Germany were hit on the break and fell 1-0 down on the scoresheet. But within six minutes, Yann Aurel Bisseck hit the target to level the match at 1-1.

In the second half, Jessic Ngankam missed a second penalty kick (80th). Germany were playing against a ten-man Israel team at this point, as right-back Eden Kartsev received his marching orders for two yellow cards at the end of the first half (45th).

After the match, the two penalty takers were confronted with racist comments on their social media channels.

The Borussia family is behind you, Youssoufa! We strongly condemn the racist comments against Youssoufa Moukoko and teammate Jessic Ngankam following the match. Stay strong!

Next Sunday, the U21s will play their second group match against the Czech Republic (18:00 CET).