How Germany and Austria set new records in international goals in history

How Germany and Austria set new records in international goals in history

Hassan Abdulsalam 07:17 - 25.03.2024

Baumgartner scored one of the fastest-ever international goals inside seven seconds on Saturday, which was then quickly followed by a similarly lightning strike by Germany's Florian Wirtz

Austria's Christoph Baumgartner has etched his name into the record books with one of the fastest international goals ever, taking just six seconds to find the back of the net during Austria's friendly match in Bratislava against Slovakia.

The Leipzig attacker capitalized on a well-executed variation from kick-off, bursting through the home defense and unleashing a powerful 25-meter shot past goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Christoph Baumgartner scored the fastest goal in international friendly

Reflecting on his historic goal, Baumgartner shared his excitement with the Austrian public broadcaster ORF, describing the sequence as a full-risk sprint that miraculously aligned to grant him the opportunity.

He expressed his joy at the sensational strike, emphasizing his delight at hitting the ball so perfectly.

"We've done this variation before, sprinting from kick-off at full risk. The sequence of steps somehow worked out so that I made the run," Baumgartner told Austrian public broadcaster ORF after the game which his team won 2-0.

"Of course it's really cool, I'm very happy. The fact that I hit it like that... it's of course sensational."

Wirtz's Lightning Response

Shortly after Baumgartner's lightning-fast goal, Florian Wirtz mirrored the feat in Germany's friendly against France in Lyon, taking just seven seconds to find the back of the net.

The Leverkusen player wasted no time in finding the net, collecting a perfect ball from Real Madrid's Toni Kroos before releasing a superb shot that crept in under the crossbar, leaving goalkeeper Brice Samba helpless.

While Baumgartner and Wirtz's exploits were achieved in friendly matches, their rapid goals underscored their sharpness and readiness to seize opportunities on the field.

Both goals top the chart for the fastest-ever scored in international competitions, and it might be difficult to see any player beating this feat.