At the European U-21 Football Championship, the fastest goal in history was scored. Video
Spain U-21 forward Abel Ruiz scored the fastest goal in the history of European Youth Championships. The 23-year-old Portuguese Braga forward scored in the 20th second of the Euro 2023 group stage game against Croatia.
After a play from midfield, the Spaniards rolled the ball in their own half for a few seconds before exploding on the counterattack. Sergio Gomez ran down the flank and shot into the penalty area, where Ruiz tapped the ball into the goal.
Before that, the fastest goal was scored in the semi-finals of Euro 2021. Florian Wurz of Germany was 29 seconds long.
The exact shot by Ruiz was the only one in the game, allowing the Furia Roja to get their second victory in the first two rounds of UEFA European Football Championship 2023 with a score of 1-0. It should be noted that Spain is the main rival of Ukraine in Group B.
On Tuesday, June 27, the match Ukraine - Spain, which will determine the winner of the quartet.