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Jude Bellingham Scores Golazo in Marquee Champions League Clash vs Napoli: Video
- Jude Bellingham continued his blistering form in Real Madrid's second group game in the Champions League
- He scored and provided an assist for Madrid vs. Italian champions Napoli
- The ex-Dortmund star now has eight goals in nine outings across all competitions
Jude Bellingham netted a sensational individual goal against SSC Napoli during Real Madrid's second UEFA Champions League group match at the Stadio Diego Maradona.
The in-form English midfielder continued his exceptional run of form for Los Blancos, completing a first-half comeback in the marquee Group C clash.
Bellingham initially played a pivotal role in Real Madrid's equalizer by assisting Vinicius Junior, who made his first Champions League start of the season following a recent injury setback, per BBC.
However, the former Borussia Dortmund captain decided to take matters into his own hands to turn the tide in favour of the 14-time winners.
The English midfielder dribbled the ball from 40 yards away, surged deep into Napoli's defensive third, and skillfully navigated through their defence before elegantly curling a shot into the bottom right corner, granting his team a 2-1 lead at halftime.
Here is the video:
As per Opta statistics, the 20-year-old has notched eight goals in the UEFA Champions League, a tally surpassed by only four players before reaching the age of 21: Erling Haaland (20), Kylian Mbappé (19), Karim Benzema (12), and Patrick Kluivert (9).
Bellingham tipped to become English GOAT
Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville made a bold assertion about Bellingham, as reported by Sports Brief.
Neville's audacious statement is rooted in Bellingham's impressive start to his career at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where he has already netted eight goals.
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Bellingham names 5 Madrid legends
Sports Brief also reported that the ex-Dortmund star has revealed his list of all-time greats at Real Madrid, featuring iconic players who have graced the renowned Los Blancos jersey.
The English midfielder commenced by acknowledging his compatriot, David Beckham, who sported the famous white jersey of the Spanish capital club from 2003 to 2007.
He also paid homage to his personal role model, the legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane, and gave recognition to the 2002 World Cup winner, Ronaldo Nazario.