WATCH: My GOTW – The best early goals in UEFA Champions League history

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The series continues with a look at two of the greatest early strikes the European stage has ever witnessed — but which do you think was the best?

The UEFA Champions League has produced some of the greatest goals in football history – and some arrived strikingly early.

Last year Gareth Bale ensured Real Madrid were faster out of the blocks than Usain Bolt when they travelled to Legia, the Welshman firing home an unstoppable strike inside the first minute.

But was it better than Alexandre Pato’s versus Barcelona?

There were just 18 seconds on the clock in 2011 when then-Milan striker Pato picked up in midfield and flicked on the afterburners, searing through Barcelona's high-press before a cool finish that shocked the Camp Nou.

Goal have been putting the questions to some keen observers, asking them to debate which was their Goal of the Week, brought to you by Nissan.

Cheeky Sport Joel and Cheeky Sport Dave got together ahead of Matchday 3 to relieve these two memorable moments from Europe’s elite club competition.

Throughout the group stage, we will be discussing what makes a great goal and you can have your say by voting for which of these two you think was the best.

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Ahead of this week's UEFA Champions League action we're looking at some of the earliest strikes ever seen in the competition! Which one do you prefer?

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