AC Milan's Leao scores fastest-ever Serie A goal after six seconds

AFP , Sunday 20 Dec 2020

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Milan's Rafael Leao celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Milan, at the Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao scored after just six seconds for the fastest-ever goal in Serie A history on Sunday at Sassuolo.

Milan launched straight into an attack from kick-off, with Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu setting up Leao to slot home.

The previous fastest goal had been Paolo Poggi's for Piacenza against Fiorentina in December 2001 after eight seconds of play.

Portuguese Leao, who usually plays on the left wing, started at centre-forward with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic still out with a leg muscle problem and his replacement Ante Rebic also injured.

It was the 21-year-old's third league goal this season and fourth in all competitions.

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