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2018 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Christian Benteke (1', 43', 56')
  • Axel Witsel (19')
  • Dries Mertens (51')
  • Eden Hazard (79')

Christian Benteke historic goal, hat trick help Belgium beat Gibraltar

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.