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Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in Serie A history to put Milan ahead at Sassuolo on Sunday, scoring after just six seconds.
The striker forcefully finished off a Milan charge through the Sassuolo ranks, with Brahim Diaz kicking off Hakan Calhanoglu, who ran straight into the penalty area.
Calhanoglu’s pass to Leao was crushed, leaving the home team in shock.
Milan started the game at the top of Serie A.
– OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 20, 2020
Sassuolo had not touched the ball when Leao found the back of the net, in what appeared to be a planned play from kick-off.
Opta confirmed it was the fastest goal in Serie A, claiming it broke the previous record of eight seconds, which was set by Paolo Poggi for Piacenza against Fiorentina in 2001.
Calhanoglu had a goal disallowed for Milan in the ninth minute as Stefano Pioli’s side looked to build on their quick start.
However, they drew 2-0 clear in the 26th minute, with Alexis Saelemaekers in goal.