Moukoko landmark amid W Cup boycott calls

Amid calls in the Bundesliga to boycott Qatar's World Cup, 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko has fired his way into contention for a place on Germany's team with two goals in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Bochum.

Dortmund fans unfurled numerous banners before the game on Saturday criticising Qatar's human rights record, mourning the loss of soccer's morals and urging TV viewers not to watch the tournament that starts on November 20.

In Berlin, Hertha fans also displayed a huge banner calling for a boycott of the tournament, and other banners slamming its impact on the climate, Qatar's persecution of LGBTQ+ rights and disregard for human rights.

In the second half of the team's 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich, Hertha fans unfurled another banner saying: "15,000 deaths for 5,760 minutes of football! Shame yourselves!"

Qatari officials have consistently denied the figure of 6,500 migrant deaths first reported by the British newspaper The Guardian.

On the pitch, at the tender age of 17 years and 350 days, Moukoko became the youngest player to register 10 Bundesliga goals as he helped Dortmund move third.

Moukoko shook off a defender and let fly with a dipping shot that flew in off the underside of the crossbar in the eighth minute and Gio Reyna made it 2-0 with a coolly-taken penalty four minutes later.

The youngster got his second before the break when he noticed Bochum keeper Manuel Riemann off his line and scored from around 35 metres.

Elsewhere, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored quickfire goals for Bayern to move back top, though Union Berlin can reclaim that position at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

But it was a nervy win as Hertha fought from three goals down and almost claimed a late equaliser.

Jamal Musiala nonchalantly opened the scoring in the 12th minute after Sadio Mane won the ball from a Hertha player in midfield to set him up.

Choupo-Moting scored two goals in as many minutes in the 37th and 38th - his seventh consecutive game scoring for Bayern across all competitions.

Dodi Lukebakio pulled one back in the 40th and Hertha were given another lifeline when Davie Selke was awarded a penalty through VAR after Benjamin Pavard stamped on his foot. The Hertha forward recovered in time to score from the spot in his 200th Bundesliga game.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made a timely return after recovering from a shoulder problem. The 26-year-old hadn't played for Bayern since the 2-2 draw in Dortmund on October 8.

In other matches, Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Augsburg 2-1 away, while Leipzig won 3-1 at Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg won 3-0 in Mainz.