Though they didn’t even start the game with possession of the ball, Brazil took a 1-0 lead over Australia mere seconds into a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds today.
The referee’s whistle had barely sounded when a shocking pass from Bailey Wright, who plays his club football with Bristol City in the English Championship, was cut out by Giuliano. The attacking midfielder quickly laid the ball of to Diego Souza, whose subsequent strike found it’s way into the back of the net despite hitting the hand of Aussie keeper Mitchell Langerak en-route.
There has been some disagreement about the timing of the goal, with different media outlets reporting 11, 12 and 13 seconds, but we feel that the ball crossed the line with 11 seconds on the clock.
Our friends from 101 Great Goals disagree, but we will let you decide for yourselves.
Brazil scored after 13 seconds against Australia!
The Aussies had kicked off!
Diego Souza with the goalpic.twitter.com/UmRUvBLkAV
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) June 13, 2017
Souza looked to have made it 2-0 with 28 minutes gone but the strike was ruled out for offside.
The game is ongoing at the time of writing, with Brazil still a goal to the good early in the second-half(via The Mirror).