Karim Bellarabi scored the fastest goal in the history of the German top-flight on Saturday in Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-0 win at Borussia Dortmund.
The 24-year-old winger needed just nine seconds to place the visitors in the ascendancy.
The ball reached the Germany youth international’s feet on the edge of the Dortmund goal area after three exchange of passes in the wake of the kick-off whistle, and he turned and slid the ball into the net from 15 yards.
Stefan Kiessling doubled Leverkusen’s advantage in injury time a the Westfalendstadion.
“I didn’t know (it was the quickest goal) when I was on the field,” Bellarabi said. “I only found out about it after the final whistle and I’ve got to wait for it to sink in.
“It’s a great thing for me, but the most important thing is that we took three points from Dortmund.”
The win help Leverkusen immediately settle at the top of the Bundesliga standings.
Bellarabi agrees his goal and the rare win at the Signal Iduna Park went according to plan.
“We always play the ball directly forward from kick-off. That’s what we did again this time, and that is our plan,” he explained. “I’m delighted because of course this is something quite special for me.”
He added on Bundesliga.de: “We knew we were capable of beating Dortmund. We imposed our style of play for 90 minutes and that was decisive. We had the right mentality and that’s why we deserved to win.”