GIBRALTAR 0 - 6 BELGIUM

Benteke scores fastest ever World Cup goal & hat trick for Belgium

Crystal Palace's record signing had a special night against Gibraltar as he helped his team to a 0-6 win scoring three himself including the quickest ever in just seven seconds.

Benteke scores fastest WC goal...and a hat trick for Belgium.
Reuters

Concentration from the start. Oh!

Christian Benteke took just seven seconds to put Belgium ahead tonight which handed him the record for the fastest ever goal in World Cup history, obviously including qualifying matches. For future pub quiz attendees the opposition was Gibraltar.

Christian Benteke

It was actually seven seconds we're afraid, Christian.

By the end of the game, the ex-Aston Villa and Liverpool striker who is currently the record signing for Crystal Palace had helped himself to a hat-trick scoring his second and third in minutes 43 and 56. Also on the scoresheet were Witsel (19), Mertens (51) and Chelsea winger Hazard (79) wrapping up a comfortable 0-6 win.

Gibraltar replace England

Benteke takes over from San Marino's Davide Gualtieri, who will be kicking himself tonight that he spent far too long waiting to score against England in qualifying for the 1994 World Cup. He took 8.3 seconds.

Now if only there was a related song we could listen to.