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Football: Bellarabi's record nine-second goal stuns Dortmund

Published on Aug 24, 2014 6:43 AM
Leverkusen's forward Karim Bellarabi (right) scores the 1-0 goal after 11 seconds of the game, the fastest goal in the history of the Bundesliga, during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen in Dortmund, western Germany on Aug 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayer Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi hit the Bundesliga's fastest ever goal to help condemn title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund to a 2-0 defeat in their opening game on Saturday.

The Leverkusen attacker struck after just nine seconds and then set up Stefan Kiessling in injury time as the visitors won in Dortmund for the second season in a row.

Bellarabi's strike was two seconds quicker than the previous record held by Bayern Munich's Giovane Elber and Leverkusen's Ulf Kirsten, both of whom scored in the 11th second of a Bundesliga game.

The visitors needed just three passes after the kick-off to find the net. Sebastian Boenisch picked out Bellarabi on the edge of the penalty area and he turned inside Matthias Ginter before firing beyond Mitchell Langerak.

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