May 15, 2021

Rafael Leao scores the fastest goal in the history of the European leagues


Rafael Leao celebrates his goal at Sassuolo.

Rafael Leao celebrates his goal at Sassuolo.
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AC Milan forward Rafael Leao This Sunday he scored the fastest goal in the history of Serie A and of all the European leagues, opening the scoring in the game that his team played at home against Sassuolo (1-2).

Alone 6.7 seconds had elapsed since the opening whistle at MAPEI Stadium-Città del Tricolore when the 21-year-old Portuguese striker edged out local goalkeeper Andrea Consigli after taking advantage of a pass from Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu.

In this way, Leao improved in almost two seconds Paolo Poggi’s previous record, dating back to 2001, and his goal becomes not only the fastest in the history of the Italian league, but also the earliest of all the first division leagues on the Old Continent.

With this triumph, AC Milan consolidates its leadership of Serie A with 31 points, one more than Inter Milan and four more than Juventus.

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