Bove’s right-foot curler into the far top corner gave the Giallorossi the lead in the first minute of their match against Slavia Prague at the Stadio Olimpico.
It beat Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 57-second goal against Cluj in November 2020 to become the fastest goal in this season’s Europa League and the fastest strike for Roma in Europe. It took just 43 seconds.
Stephan El Shaarawy assisted with that, and Lukaku also helped with the second goal, which he hammered into the net.
The striker, who is owned by Chelsea, has scored in 14 straight Europa League games.