Jude Bellingham scored a late injury-time winner to secure all three points against Champions League debutants Union Berlin, bringing new life to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. The 20-year-old midfielder has consistently found the net in every match for Los Blancos and has quickly earned the status of a fan favorite at Real Madrid.
The England international is off to a sensational start with his new club, clearly relishing scoring winning goals, and now he has scored on his Champions League debut for Los Blancos too. Apart from his goals and performance, fans are embracing his signature open-arm celebration.
Madrid fans embrace Bellingham’s celebration after late winner
The 14-time Champions League winner began their new UCL campaign by hosting Union Berlin at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday in a Group C fixture. Union Berlin, making their debut in the competition, played their very first Champions League match against the team that has won the competition the most times in history.
Real Madrid, despite their dominance of the game, found it challenging to break the deadlock, with Joselu and Rodrygo hitting the woodwork on numerous occasions, and sometimes luck was not on their side. As the 90th-minute mark passed, it seemed the points would be shared.
The match was headed for a tie until substitute Federico Valverde’s shot ricocheted off two players in Union’s crowded penalty area before landing in front of Jude Bellingham, who tapped it in to give Real Madrid a last-minute lead.
Post-match Jude Bellingham said, “Around the pitch I want to be an artist, I want to try to create stuff for my teammates, but when the ball goes into the box I want to be a killer, That’s what’s going to win us games. Hopefully, it continues.”
Union Berlian were just a few minutes away from securing a historic draw, but Jude dashed their hopes. Incidentally, after scoring the late winner, Jude celebrated in front of the home crowd, striking his trademark pose in celebration.
Bellingham continues stunning streak with sixth goal in six games
Jude Bellingham is on a scoring spree, unable to restrain himself from finding the back of the net in every single game. On his UCL debut, he netted his sixth consecutive goal in six games this season.
Last season, Bellingham found the net 14 times for Borussia Dortmund, while this season he has already tallied six goals to his name. The 20-year-old phenom has made six appearances and has managed to score in every single one of them, showcasing his relentless scoring streak that began since his debut game.
Ancelotti has been deploying Jude in an advanced and creative Number 10 role, leveraging his goal-poaching abilities to the fullest. Bellingham’s 90th-minute winner against Berlin secured Real Madrid’s 100% win record, marking their sixth consecutive victory of the season.
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