The talented trio of Bruun Larsen (l.), Pulisic (c.) and Sancho (r.) are giving Dortmund coach Lucien Favre a selection headache with their impressive form. - © gettyimages
The talented trio of Bruun Larsen (l.), Pulisic (c.) and Sancho (r.) are giving Dortmund coach Lucien Favre a selection headache with their impressive form. - © gettyimages
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Christian Pulisic, Jadon Sancho and Jacob Bruun Larsen: Borussia Dortmund’s embarrassment of attacking riches with an average age of 20

Paco Alcacer has hit the ground running at Borussia Dortmund since joining from Barcelona, scoring every 18 minutes he has played; club captain Marco Reus has actually had a direct hand in more goals – nine to the Spaniard’s seven - but behind and alongside that pair, Christian Pulisic, Jadon Sancho and Jacob Bruun Larsen could well be the best supporting cast in world football, and they’re barely out of their teens…

The three young tyros have had to share Bundesliga playing time this term - Bruun Larsen leads the way with 357 minutes followed by Pulisic with 349 and Sancho on 304 – with BVB coach Lucien Favre yet to use them all at the same time.

- © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA / Simon Hofmann

Are they doing the same job but equally well? bundesliga.com investigates…

Christian Pulisic

Age: 20
Position: Right winger/attacking midfielder
Country: USA (21 caps, 9 goals)
Key stat: Attempts a league-high 51 dribbles per game

- © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst

Jadon Sancho

Age: 18
Position: Right & left wing
Country: England (1 cap)
Key stat: Has provided a Europe-high six assists

Jacob Bruun Larsen

Age: 20
Position: Left winger
Country: Denmark (U21)
Key stat: Most shots on target (8)

Bruun Larsen was eyeing a move away from Dortmund after an unsuccessful half-year loan in Stuttgart, but has been given a new lease of life under the new man in charge. "Mr. Favre has shared a few details on the chances I’m going to get out on the pitch. I feel like I can learn the most here at BVB and my aim is to make the breakthrough." - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA / Lukas Schulze

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