Lewandowski shoots himself into the record books

Poland's Robert Lewandowski netted after only 100 seconds of Thursday's Euro 2016 quarter-final with Portugal - to claim a spot in the record books along with ending a seven-game goal drought.

Lewandowski's goal in Marseille, timed at 1 minute 40 seconds, was the second-fastest goal in the history of the European Championship finals, governing body UEFA confirmed.

It was the Bayern Munich striker's first goal of the tournament after enduring a rare dry spell.

The record of 1 minute 7 seconds is held by Dmitri Kirichenko of Russia when he scored in a 2-1 win over Greece at Euro 2004.

Lewandowski's strike came after winger Kamil Grosicki pounced on an error from Portugal full-back Cedric and crossed for him to score.

The previous second-fastest goal at a Euros also came at this tournament when Ireland's Robbie Brady scored a penalty against France in the last 16 at 1 minute 59 seconds.

Last update: Thu, 30/06/2016 - 23:55

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