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Karim Bellarabi strikes historic fastest Bundesliga goal to stun Borussia Dortmund in German top-liner

Published on: 23 August 2014
Karim Bellarabi celebrates

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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German-born would-be Ghana international Karim Bellarabi struck the fastest goal in the Bundesliga's 51-year-old history for Bayer Leverkusen who silenced 'noisy' Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Saturday evening. 

The 24-year-old needed just nine seconds from kick-off to ink his name in the Bundesliga's record books as the fastest scorer in 51 years.

Leverkusen kicked off and Dortmund could not intercept their stringing passes which found Bellarabi on the edge of the box. He artfully outwitted his marker and forced a powerful low drive into Mitchell Langerak's net for the opening goal.

Bellarabi wins challenge against Dortmund markers in the game

Bellarabi, who arrived from Eintracht Braunschweig - where he spent last season on loan, has transformed his impressive pre-season scoring form into the Bundesliga.

He raced the visitors into the lead at the Signal-Iduna-Park inside the 1st minute of the game.

He secured his place in the Leverkusen starting line-up following his impressive pre-season form and justified his spot with a strike just at the early stages of the game to stun the home fans.



  • Asem says:
    August 24, 2014 12:22 pm
    .... and Schlupp and K Asamoah have the same traits so you wanted AA to pick Schlupp over KASA?
  • Asem says:
    August 24, 2014 12:17 pm
    Koo Sabato! Chelsea bought an exprnsive left back Luis but Azpi who is a right full back has been playing! pls leave the coaching to thr coach,wai !
  • James, says:
    August 24, 2014 06:09 am
    Grammatically the fourth paragraph of the story is incomplete. What at all is wrong with GSN? One cannot find this type of English on any football website!
  • Rock says:
    August 24, 2014 05:25 am
    Ghana always want Ready Made. Why don't you make your own?
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    August 24, 2014 03:59 am
    Buh the fella never made any impression or said anything about playing for GH so whats all these noise from GSN?
  • PITO says:
    August 24, 2014 03:12 am
    I think if Kwasi Appiah gives him his first call up to the Blackstars. He will respect Kwasi Appiah take it easy on the coach. GFA must work on this chap Asap before Morroco takes him.
  • sabato says:
    August 24, 2014 01:38 am
    Good player, but has he ever said he wants to play for Ghana? Let us build on those we have wai. if he willingly decides to play for Ghana, that will be great. Schlupp and Baba Rahman were great today for their varrious teams. do Ghana really lacks quality left back? Its a big no.The problem is from a lazy coach who can't identify talent when he sees one let alone polish it. Kwesi Appiah is lazy. I watched both games involving Schlupp and Rahman and i tell what, both players were superb. Am suprised none made the cut for the WC. and AA was crying for a left back. This clearly shows how incompetent AA is. A good coach is supposed to smothen the rough edges of a player and make him a better one, but doesn't sit down and wait for a ready-made player. Where are they going to come from, the Moon....? And they are playing in the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League for that matter. Oh! AA, u lack forsight. With these two players together with Massawudu Alhassan of Udinese, no serious coach will complain of lack of left full backs. Opare and Afful can now concentrate on the right full back duties. Kwesi Appiah be serious if u really want to coach the Black Stars!!
  • Crusader says:
    August 24, 2014 12:04 am
    Massa, leave the guy alone and stop saying "would be Ghanaian international" . Seriously, if the dude is a very smart, he won't even think of a nationality switch .
  • Brainstorm says:
    August 23, 2014 07:26 pm
    Kwesi Appiah needs to call this guy. I think he's good and can boost Ghana's attack. I have been watching him for a longtime now and he has something to offer Ghana.
  • Sam says:
    August 23, 2014 08:26 pm
    Dis guy is a blackstars material. I watched d match nd apart from d goal he scored he provided an assist for d second goal to b scored. D bs technical team of bs must take a close look at him
  • pala says:
    August 25, 2014 07:12 am
    massawudu was tried but was so ordinary to seal a spot int the blackstars. for the left full back position kwesi appiah for once has got it right with kwadwo asaomah