With all the talk of Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and his impressive streak of scoring goals so far, the global eye was on Leverkusen to use their Mexican talisman to try and walk away from Belarus with three points in hand. However, BATE Borisov wanted to make a statement early on to make the world know they aren’t a pushover team.
And a statement they made with a goal in the second minute to give them a 1-0 lead against their German rivals. However, the goal was not only memorable because it is the fastest goal scored in the Champions League so far, but because of how it was scored.
Just two minutes into the first half, Mikhail Gordeichuk drove inside the box and delivered a shot that should have been easily handled by Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. But, somehow, Leno took his eye off the slow dribbler and could only watch as the ball squirmed past his gloves and legs and slowly made its way into the net.
Watch as Leno’s howler gave BATE the 1-nil lead:
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Surely, that is one that he’d like to have back.