Leverkusen score after nine seconds

Karim Bellarabi's quickest goal in Bundesliga's 52 seasons helps his side beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in German league

    Bayer Leverkusen were in the lead after just nine seconds [AP]
    Bayer Leverkusen were in the lead after just nine seconds [AP]

    Karim Bellarabi scored the quickest goal in 52 seasons of the Bundesliga to help Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the opening round.

    Bellarabi scored nine seconds after kickoff, beating the previous record of 11 seconds set by Giovane Elber for Bayern Munich in January 1998,

    Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno made a host of saves to deny the home side a late equaliser, before Stefan Kiessling scored in injury time to secure the result.

    Earlier, Hanover 96 stunned Schalke 04 with two goals in three minutes to win 2-1.

    Hoffenheim also got off to a winning league start after scoring twice in two minutes through new signing Adam Szalai and Tarik Elyounoussi to beat Augsburg 2-0.

    Hertha Berlin took a two-goal lead with a brace from Julian Schieber but squandered it in the second half to settle for a 2-2 draw with visitors Werder Bremen.

    Eintracht Frankfurt gave new coach Thomas Schaaf a winning debut after edging Freiburg 1-0 courtesy of a first half Haris Seferovic strike.

    Champions Bayern Munich made a winning start to their league season, edging past VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 on Friday.

    SOURCE: AP


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