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Hibs handed tough Borussia Dortmund tie in Uefa Youth League

The young Hibees have already eliminated Molde and Nantes on their way to the knockout rounds.

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Hibernian have been handed a glamour European tie against Borussia Dortmund in the Uefa Youth League.

The young Hibees will square off against the German giants in the knockout round play-offs of the competition in February.

The capital youngsters, managed by Steve Kean, saw off Molde of Norway and French side Nantes in front of packed crowds at Easter Road in the previous two rounds to reach the last 24 of the competition.

Hibs won the CAS Elite Under-18 league last season, but face an uphill battle against a Dortmund academy side that has produced the likes of Christian Pulisic, Marco Reus and Antonio Rudiger in the last decade.

Dortmund are yet to lose a game in the Under-19 Bundesliga this season, but sit second behind FC Koln in the West league standings.

They finished as runners-up to Manchester City in the ‘Champions League’ group stage of the competition – which mirrors the senior edition of Europe’s premier club tournament.

German under-17 winger Paris Brunner and Dutch forward Julian Rijkhoff, whose move from the Ajax academy was lambasted by Marco Van Basten, both netted three times in that phase.

The one-off match will take place in Edinburgh on either February 7 or 8, with the winner progressing to the last 16.