Bellingham Equals Ronaldo’s Record After Late Winner for Real Madrid in UCL

Bellingham Equals Ronaldo’s Record After Late Winner for Real Madrid in UCL

Chukwu Ikechukwu
September 21, 2023 at 7:35 AM
  • Jude Bellingham has matched Cristiano Ronaldo’s UEFA Champions League record
  • The 20-year-old midfielder has scored on his La Liga and Champions League debuts
  • Bellingham scored a 94th-minute winner for Real Madrid to defeat Union Berlin

Jude Bellingham keeps following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, after another stellar performance to get Real Madrid out of jail on his UEFA Champions League debut for the Spanish club.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been Los Blancos' standout performer this season and proved so again, netting a 94th-minute winner to earn Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Union Berlin.

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Jude Bellingham is the fourth Real Madrid player to score on his La Liga and UEFA Champions League debut alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by Soccrates Images
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According to GOAL, Bellingham is the fourth player to score for Real Madrid on both his La Liga and Champions League debut, a record held by five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo.

Isco and Marco Asensio are the other two players who also netted in their La Liga and Champions League debuts for the Spanish giants.

The English midfielder now joins an elite league of superstars on the record list.

Bellingham has now scored six goals in six games for Real Madrid since making his mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Ancelotti hails 'smart' Jude Bellingham

Meanwhile, Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has singled out Bellingham as the smartest player in his squad following the Englishman’s heroics against Union Berlin, Daily Post reports.

The 20-year-old midfielder scored the winner again for the Spanish giants as they began their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over the Bundesliga side on Wednesday night.

Ancelotti revealed Bellingham had the quality to excel in front of goal while also claiming he is lucky too, after netting a 94th-minute winner for Real Madrid in his Champions League debut.

Jude Bellingham makes bold admission

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Bellingham becoming a Real Madrid favourite after finding the back of the net six times in as many games for Los Blancos.

The 20-year-old star English midfielder spoke with the media following his amazing display on his UEFA Champions League debut with his new Spanish side.

Bellingham, who was named La Liga Player of the Month for August in his first month at Real Madrid, also picked up the Player of the Match prize on the night.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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