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Chelsea concede the fastest Champions League goal of the season and it’s a stunner

Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma ahead against Chelsea with the fastest Champions League goal of the season

It took longer for Stephan El Shaarawy to do his hair than to put Roma ahead against Chelsea.

The Italian forward rocketed a shot past Thibaut Courtois with just 39 seconds on the clock.

Spare a thought for those Roma fans who were still trying to find their seats.

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There was a fair bit of Premier League nostalgia in the strike.

It was former Man City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov whose ball down the middle sparked the move.

It’s just like watching City

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It’s just like watching City

His ball was headed back by Edin Dzeko, although we’re not sure if he meant it as the former City striker appeared to try and take the ball on his chest.

They all count.

On your chest…

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On your chest…

Maybe not

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Maybe not

It was then down to El Shaarawy to fizz in his fourth goal of the season and first Champions League strike of the campaign.

There was the predictable outpouring of praise on social media that always follows a golazo.

Although Chelsea’s social media manager is clearly a hard person to impress.

Incredibly El Shaarawy’s strike might not even be his best of the week.

We’ll leave that up to you do decide.