Austria striker scores quickest objective in worldwide soccer historical past | EUROtoday

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The earlier file stood at seven seconds and belonged to former German striker Lukas Podolski as he opened the scoring in his facet’s 4-2 win over Ecuador in 2013.

However, that’s now solely the third quickest objective in worldwide historical past as Florian Wirtz scored an excellent objective for Germany after seven seconds of their recreation with France on Saturday night.

England famously conceded a objective after eight seconds to San Marino’s Davide Gaultieri in November 1993, in one of many extra embarrassing episodes for the nationwide facet.

The quickest objective in Premier League historical past belongs to Shane Long, who scored after 7.69 seconds in Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Watford again within the 2018/19 season. What made that objective much more uncommon was that Watford had kicked off, with Long charging down Craig Cathcart’s tried clearance earlier than scoring.

The quickest Premier League objective since then was Philip Billing’s strike in Bournemouth’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal final season, which was scored after 9.11 seconds as his facet cleverly capitalised on a intelligent kick-off routine.

Austria went on to win 2-0 after Baumgartner’s early effort, with Andreas Weimann including a late second for a facet managed by former Manchester United interim supervisor Ralph Rangnick.

Austria have gained 4 successive video games as they construct momentum for this summer season’s Euros in Germany. Rangnick’s facet face Turkey on Tuesday and can tackle France, the Netherlands and both Wales or Poland in the summertime’s match.

Baumgartner got here by way of the youth ranks at Hoffenheim earlier than transferring to Leipzig in the summertime of 2023, and has scored 11 objectives in 34 internationals for his nation.