Champions League group stage first scorers: Mohamed Simakan quickest off the mark in 2023/24 | UEFA Champions League
Leipzig defender Mohamed Simakan had the honour of scoring the first goal of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Simakan's goal came just three minutes into Leipzig's Group G win away to Young Boys, the 23-year-old glancing in David Raum's corner with the aid of a deflection.
Cristiano Ronaldo is once again not involved in the UEFA Champions League this season, but the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward remains the only player to strike first in the group stage in the competition on two occasions.
This season is the 32nd in the Champions League era; UEFA.com looks back through the archives to see which players were quickest off the mark in every campaign since the competition was rebranded in 1992/93.
* Early kick-off (from season 2018/19 onwards, two matches have regularly kicked off earlier than the others on the opening night)