AC Milan score in 6.2 seconds to smash Serie A record with devastating attack

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AC Milan have scored inside 6.2 seconds of their Serie A clash against Sassuolo, smashing the league's record for the fastest goal.

The Rossoneri took a very direct approach to their kick-off against the Emilia-Romagna-based side, with Hakan Calhanoglu running straight into their half.

He managed to feed the Brazilian running in from the left wing as the 21-year-old slotted into the back of the net.

It smashed the previous record set by Paolo Poggi, scoring for Piacenza in 2001 after 18.1 seconds against Fiorentina on the way to a 3-1 win.

And it is even faster than the Premier League record, which was set by Shane Long three years ago in a 1-1 draw for Southampton against Watford.

The Irishman managed to intercept a clearance at Vicarage Road before beating Ben Foster with a chip – and just 7.69 seconds were on the clock.

Milan, sitting top of the Serie A table, were looking to continue their unbeaten run to five games.

And the goal from Leao gave them the best possible start before right-winger Alexis Saelemaekers added a second on 26 minutes.

While Leao's goal is the fastest in Serie A, the Brazilian's strike is still far off the quickest goal in the recorded history of football.

The accolade belongs to Gavin Stokes, former of Maryhill Juniors during their West of Scotland Super League First Division game against Clydebank in the same year as Long's goal.

Taking the ball immediately from the kick-off, the midfielder rifled it towards goal and round the top-right corner with just 2.1 seconds on the clock.

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