German Bundesliga
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund0B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen2

Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Karim Bellarabi scores fastest Bundesliga goal for Bayer Leverkusen

Karim Bellarabi scored the fastest goal in German top-flight history - after just nine seconds - to help Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund.

Three passes after kick-off, the 24-year-old midfielder received the ball on the edge of the Dortmund box before turning and sliding in from 15 yards.

It was two seconds quicker than the record held by three players, including Bayern Munich's Giovane Elber in 1998.

Stefan Kiessling's injury-time effort sealed Leverkusen's opening-day win.

"I am really happy for Bellarabi," said Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller. "This record is great for him. We did absolutely everything right in that first half and so did he."

Bundesliga's previous fastest goals
January 1998Bayern Munich's Giovane Elber against Hamburg11 seconds
March 2002Bayer Leverkusen's Ulf Kirsten against Kaiserslautern11 seconds
May 2003Bochum's Paul Freier against 1860 Munich11 seconds

Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp reacted to Bellarabi's record-breaking goal with a disbelieving grin, but was not smiling at the final whistle as he angrily harangued the match officials.

In truth, Klopp could only blame his players for a deserved defeat which already leaves them three points adrift of arch-rivals Bayern Munich.

The under-strength hosts, who were missing several key players through injury, played at a pedestrian pace and were unable to cope with Leverkusen's high-tempo pressing.

Reigning champions Bayern started their title defence with a 2-1 success against Wolfsburg on Friday.

Karim Bellarabi scores fastest Bundesliga goal for Bayer Leverkusen
Bellarabi skipped around Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter before scoring
Karim Bellarabi scores fastest Bundesliga goal for Bayer Leverkusen
Dortmund's 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park was virtually silent after Bellarabi's opener
Karim Bellarabi scores fastest Bundesliga goal for Bayer Leverkusen
Bellarabi celebrated only the second Bundesliga goal of his Leverkusen career
Jurgen Klopp reacts to Leverkusen's win against Borussia Dortmund
It was not a happy afternoon for Dortmund's Klopp, starting a club record seventh-straight season in charge

Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 22Langerak
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 28Ginter
  • 37Durm
  • 5Kehl
  • 14JojicBooked at 64minsSubstituted forGroßkreutzat 75'minutes
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 11ReusSubstituted forHofmannat 75'minutes
  • 9Immobile
  • 17Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 4Subotic
  • 6Bender
  • 7Hofmann
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 30Narey
  • 31Maruoka

B Leverkusen

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Leno
  • 16JedvajBooked at 45mins
  • 21ToprakBooked at 51mins
  • 5Spahic
  • 17Boenisch
  • 27Castro
  • 6RolfesSubstituted forReinartzat 62'minutes
  • 38Bellarabi
  • 10CalhanogluSubstituted forPapadopoulosat 80'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forBrandtat 76'minutes
  • 11Kießling

Substitutes

  • 3Reinartz
  • 9Drmic
  • 14Papadopoulos
  • 15Öztunali
  • 18Wendell
  • 19Brandt
  • 25Kresic
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
80,667

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamB Leverkusen
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away28

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Borussia Dortmund 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Karim Bellarabi.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ciro Immobile with a headed pass following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann.

  7. Post update

    Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  9. Post update

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Sebastian Boenisch (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund).

  14. Post update

    Tin Jedvaj (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  18. Post update

    Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Kyriakos Papadopoulos tries a through ball, but Stefan Kießling is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund).

  20. Post update

    Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 23rd August 2014

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