Youssoufa Moukoko, 15, targeted by vile racists after scoring hat-trick for Borussia Dortmund U19s in derby vs Schalke

BORUSSIA DORTMUND sensation Youssoufa Moukoko was subjected to horrendous racist abuse after scoring a hat-trick against Schalke Under-19s.

One of European football's hottest properties, Moukoko, 15, has been named in Dortmund's Champions League squad.

But vile abusers are said to have shouted 'f*** off you black' after his third goal against Schalke in the Revierderby.

Schalke have condemned the sickening abuse and it is believed Moukoko was also told 'I break all your bones' and 'lay down in your grave'.

A statement on Schalke's official Twitter read: "We can only apologise to Youssoufa Moukoko for the statements of some fans.

"With all emotions in the derby – we condemn such insults in the strongest possible way and expressly reject them.

"We will take the necessary measures together. No to racism."

Dortmund tweeted: "Say no to racism. Borussia Dortmund unites generations, men and women – all nations."

Moukoko posted on social media after the game: "I am proud to be born with this skin colour and always will be."

And Lars Ricken, the club's youth co-ordinator, blasted: "Something like that has no place in a Bundesliga game and certainly not in a U19s game. It's very sad."

Moukoko suffered the vile taunts after his third goal in the 62nd minute of the 3-2 win.

No Schalke fans shouting the abuse have yet been identified.

That treble was his third in his past three games.

Moukoko, who was born in Cameroon but represents Germany, is expected to make his Champions League bow once he turns 16 on November 20.

He has been included in Lucien Favre's squad via the B-list – a decision confirmed by sporting director Michael Zorc this month.

Zorc said: "Yes, it's true. We will register Youssoufa for the Champions League via the B-list."

Dortmund, who are the odds-on favourites in Group F with Zenit, Club Brugge and Lazio, face the Belgian champions at home on November 24 and Moukoko – who has a ten-year boot deal with Nike – could make his bow then.

The teenage sensation has scored 137 goals in 87 appearances for the Dortmund Under-17s and U19s since making his debut aged just 12.

He struck four times in seven Uefa U19 Youth League outings last term and was given permission to skip school to start training with the first team.

It also did not take him long for him to impress 'veteran' striker Erling Haaland, 20, who said: "I don't think I've ever seen a 15-year-old that good.

"He's a lot better than I was when I was 15."

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