Kayode Olanrewaju has scored one of the fastest debut goals in the Ukrainian Premier League history, taking just two minutes to find the net in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 3-0 victory over Zorya on Sunday.
The 24-year-old replaced Facundo Ferreyra in the first minute after regulation time, and made an instant impact before the referee sounded his full-time whistle.
He brought Slavutych-Arena Stadium to its feet by steering Ivan Ordec’s corner past Andriy Lunin.
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Olanrewaju moved to Shaktar Donetsk no thanks to lack of playing time at LaLiga side, Girona.
“In the few remaining minutes he [Olanrewaju] scored,” manager Paulo Fonseca told club website after the game.
“Ideally! No matter how much time is left - one, five, ten or twenty minutes - a football player should have appropriate behavior, efficiency and productivity in the field.
“Dentinho, Kayode and Zubkov played very little, but showed themselves well, made a big contribution.”
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With this victory, Fonseca’s men extend their lead atop the league log with 60 points from 25 games. They face Veres Rivne in their next fixture.