Jude Bellingham simply refuses to not win in a Real Madrid shirt. Time after time, Los Blancos have been on the verge of drawing a game before the Englishman has cropped up with a moment of magic to seal victory. He did the same in the Champions League opener, scoring in the 94th minute against Union Berlin. How many winners is it now?
It had looked like Real Madrid would have to settle for a draw, having not found a way past a resolute Union Berlin. But then, the ball fell to Bellingham in the box with an empty net in front of him in the 94th minute. There was an element of luck involved in it, but being in the right place is also a skill.
Bellingham has only played six competitive games in a Real Madrid jersey. He has six goals to his name. And quite a few records as well.
Earlier on, Bellingham had equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of scoring in the first four games for Real Madrid. And the goal against Union Berlin got him into the history books once again.
Bellingham equals two Real Madrid records with goal vs Union Berlin in the Champions League
With his goal against Union Berlin, Bellingham became only the second Englishman to score on his La Liga debut and Champions League debut for Real Madrid. The first was Laurie Cunningham, who played for Los Blancos from 1979 to 1984.
Bellingham also became the fourth player in the 21st century to find the back of the net on his La Liga debut and Champions League debut for Real Madrid. The other three are Cristiano, Isco and Marco Asensio.
This is just the start of Bellingham’s journey at Real Madrid and he has a long way to go. But if this is a sign of things to come, he is going to be one of the best the club has ever had.