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AC Milan: Rafael Leao scores fastest goal in Serie A history

AC Milan made a dream start at Sassuolo on Sunday, Rafael Leao scoring after just six seconds to set a new Serie A record and tee up a 2-1 away win.

AC Milan: Rafael Leao scores fastest goal in Serie A history
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Rafael Leão scored the fastest goal in Serie A history to put Milan ahead at Sassuolo on Sunday, netting after just six seconds. 

The forward put an emphatic finishing touch to a Milan charge through the Sassuolo ranks, with Brahim Díaz playing the kick-off short to Hakan Calhanoglu, who raced straight towards the penalty area. 

Calhanoglu's pass through to Leão was smashed in, leaving the home side shell-shocked. Milan began the game at the top of Serie A.

Leão makes Serie A history

Sassuolo had not touched the ball by the time Leão found the back of the net, in what looked to be a pre-planned move from the kick-off.

Opta confirmed it was the fastest goal ever in Serie A, stating 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 team looked to build on their fast start.

They pulled 2-0 clear in the 26th minute, however, with Alexis Saelemaekers on target, before Sassuolo bagged a late consolation through Domenico Berardi


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