Christian Benteke quick off the mark in Belgium win over Gibraltar
Last Updated: 10/10/16 10:09pm
Christian Benteke scored the quickest ever goal in World Cup qualifying to help Belgium to a comfortable 6-0 victory away at Gibraltar.
It was a disastrous start for the hosts after Benteke stole possession of the ball straight from kick-off before sprinting away and scoring within seven seconds of the match.
Belgium doubled their advantage through Axel Witsel's deflected long-range effort before Benteke added his second just before half-time.
Dries Mertens got on the scoresheet six minutes after the break with Benteke completing his hat-trick shortly after with a lovely flick while captain Eden Hazard completed the rout with 11 minutes left.
The result leaves Belgium top of Group F as new boss Roberto Martinez has started his reign with three straight competitive wins. However, they are only top on goal difference from Greece, who have also taken nine points from nine games.