BERLIN (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 on Saturday.
Bellarabi scored nine seconds after kickoff, beating the previous record of 11 seconds set by Giovane Elber for Bayern Munich in January 1998, Ulf Kirsten for Leverkusen in March 2002, and Paul Freier for Bochum in May 2003.
Hakan Calhanoglu passed the ball to Son Heung-min, who played Sebastian Boenisch through. Boenisch passed to Bellarabi, who eluded Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter and scored from 12 meters past Mitchell Langerak.
Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno made a host of saves to deny the home side a late equalizer, before Stefan Kiessling scored in injury time to secure the result.