Jude Bellingham, the young footballer who recently joined Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund, had an incredible start at his new club. On Saturday, he scored a last-minute winning goal against Getafe, further solidifying his worth in Spain.
Before this match, Bellingham had already impressed during pre-season and made his debut for Madrid and in La Liga against Athletic Bilbao, where he scored the team’s second goal in a 2-0 victory. He continued his impressive performance by scoring twice and assisting in a 3-1 win against Almeria, and then finding the back of the net again against Celta Vigo.
The match against Getafe marked the return of football to Madrid’s iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium after undergoing renovations over the summer. Carlo Ancelotti’s team ensured a memorable comeback, with Bellingham emerging as the hero.
Interestingly, Getafe had just completed the loan signing of Mason Greenwood from Manchester United, who had announced that Greenwood would no longer play for the club. Greenwood had faced serious legal allegations in January 2022, but all charges were dropped in February. As a result, he has not played for over a year and a half and was not included in the squad against Madrid.
Despite Getafe taking an early lead through Borja Mayoral, Madrid managed to equalize with a goal from Joselu at the start of the second half. Bellingham then displayed his striker’s instinct by scoring the winning goal in stoppage time. This remarkable achievement means that Bellingham has now scored five goals and provided one assist in his first four games for the club. He is also the first Madrid player to achieve such a feat since the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo.
This accomplishment is undoubtedly something Bellingham will cherish, and if Ronaldo’s record is any indication, it suggests that Bellingham is destined for stardom.
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Real Madrid had plenty of young and old stars to thank in their battle for four-time Club World Cup winners Club Atlético de Madrid.
It was an evening of memorable strikes from all over the field, none more so than the match winner provided by 17-year-old Jude Bellingham.
The teenage sensation scored in extra time to see his side through to the semi-finals of the competition. It made him the youngest Englishman to score a competitive goal for a Spanish club.
The goal came late in the game, with Atletico desperately searching for the equaliser that would keep them in the match. Bellingham however had other ideas. He picked up a loose ball in the box, evaded a challenge and fired a shot into the bottom corner, past the despairing dive of the Atletico keeper.
The goal was a sweet moment for the midfielder, who is still only 17 and had to leave his boyhood club Birmingham City last year in order to follow his dream of playing in Europe.
The strike also set Bellingham on course to emulate fellow Englishman Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his first competitive goal for Real Madrid back in 2003.
It was also a frustrating night for fellow rising star and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood. His new club ended the night elimintated from the competition, having come up short against the reigning champions.
The match has magnetised the football world to watch out for these two young stars. Greenwood is now set to feature in the remaining Premier League fixtures and Bellingham will have a second chance to follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps as the competition resumes in the New Year.
These two performers have serve as yet further evidence of the bright English talent emerging in the European game.