Benteke scored the fastest goal in world cup qualifiers history

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Cup qualifying history by netting the first strike of
his hat-trick after seven seconds as Belgium won
6-0 against Gibraltar in Group H.
Belgium remain top of the section after their
emphatic victory in Faro, with Crystal Palace striker
Benteke scoring his first international goals since
March 2015.
Despite Gibraltar kicking off, they lost possession
rapidly and Benteke ran through on goal to score
the record-breaking opener, adding his team’s third
before half-time after Axel Witsel ‘s deflected drive
made it 2-0.
Dries Mertens scored Belgium’s fourth after
51 minutes, beating helpless goalkeeper Deren
Ibrahim with a lofted finish, before Benteke
completed his treble with a neat backheel from
Eden Hazard ‘s pass.
And captain Hazard himself wrapped up the
scoring after 79 minutes, slotting home following a
mistake by the Gibraltar captain Roy Chipolina
created a clear chance in the box.
Belgium are joined at the top of Group G by
Greece, with both sides having taken a maximum
nine points from their three games, while Gibraltar
remain pointless.
The visitors took the lead within seconds and the
speed of the goal was even more extraordinary as
Gibraltar took the kick-off.
Ryan Casciaro was caught on the ball and Benteke
skipped past Chipolina before smashing in.
Thomas Meunier hit the post after 11 minutes as
Gibraltar struggled to cope with Belgium, and the
second goal arrived soon afterwards.
Witsel found space outside the box and unleashed
a firm drive that took a deflection off Ryan
Casciaro on its way in, handing the midfielder his
eighth Belgium goal.
Thibaut Courtois was called into action for the first
time after 30 minutes when Kyle Casciaro let fly
from distance, the Chelsea goalkeeper diving high
to his left to tip the strike over the crossbar.
But Belgium’s third goal arrived shortly before half-
time, with Benteke again on target.
Hazard picked out Meunier at the back post with a
deep left-wing cross and the right-back knocked
the ball back into the middle for Benteke to slot in
from close range.
The goals continued to come after the break as
Steven Defour picked out Mertens with a
throughball, the winger cutting in off the left flank
to lift a cute finish over goalkeeper Ibrahim.
Benteke then secured the match ball by flicking
home Hazard’s low cross with his trailing leg as
Roberto Martinez ‘s men began to enjoy themselves
in the final third.
Defour went close to marking his first international
start in two years with a goal after 68 minutes, but
his shot was cleared off the line, then Ibrahim
saved with his legs from substitute Kevin Mirallas .
But Ibrahim was soon beaten again with Hazard’s
thumping finish adding his name to the scoresheet
to make it two goals in two games for Belgium.
Mirallas clipped the post with three minutes to go
and was denied by Ibrahim in stoppage-time but
Belgium had to settle for six in a very comfortable
victory.

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