Summary

  • Bellarabi broke a Bundesliga record on Matchday 1 in 2014/15.
  • The winger put Leverkusen ahead with just nine seconds played.
  • Leverkusen went on to kick off their campaign with a 2-0 win.

Scoring your side's first goal of a new season is a highlight for any player, but in the 2014/15 campaign Bayer 04 Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi put a cherry on top of that cake by doing it in record-breaking fashion.

Die Werkself were pitted against none other than title-chasing Borussia Dortmund on the opening day of season and got off to the best possible start when Bellarabi broke the deadlock with just nine seconds on the clock, the fastest goal scored in Bundesliga history up to that point. Stefan Kießling added a second in the dying minutes and thanks to bundesliga.com's archives you can enjoy the match highlights by clicking play on the video above!

Bellarabi does have to share the honour of being the man quickest off the mark in the Bundesliga with new Leverkusen team-mate Kevin Volland.The Germany striker was playing for TSG 1899 Hoffenheimwhen he struck nine seconds into his team's 2-1 loss to FC Bayern München on Matchday 2 of the 2015/16 season.