Cologne - There were some eye-catching results and goals on Bundesliga Matchday 2, but one strike in particular stood out above all else: Kevin Volland's effort to put TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-0 up at home to FC Bayern München in a match they eventually lost 2-1.
The 23-year-old pounced on a defensive mix-up to slot the ball past Manuel Neuer after just nine seconds, equalling the record for the fastest goal in Bundesliga history set by Bayer 04 Leverkusen star Karim Bellarabi away to Borussia Dortmund on the opening weekend of the 2014/15 campaign. (Both men's goals were timed at nine seconds, which is why the record is shared as only whole seconds are considered when timing the speed of goals scored. However, Volland's effort crossed the line a matter of milliseconds - 0.3 to be precise - before that of Bellarabi's).
On Monday, Neuer took to Twitter to throw down the gauntlet to his German national team colleague, cheekily posting the following tweet: "You won't do that again..."
Volland downbeat despite accolade
However, the goalscorer himself, who is yet to respond to Neuer's tweet, was in no mood to celebrate after the final whistle, saying: "Of course it's nice for me personally but you always want to win every game. It was a gift. I was in the right place and was able to react to the misplaced pass."