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What Jude Bellingham Said After Man of the Match Perfomance vs Napoli in the Champions League
- Jude Bellingham was on cloud nine after helping Real Madrid beat Napoli in the Champions League
- He directly contributed to two of Madrid's goals in their 3-2 victory against the Italian champions
- The Englishman now has eight goals in nine matches while scooping an impressive six man-of-the-match awards
Jude Bellingham delivered an outstanding performance as Real Madrid continued their flawless start to the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League campaign on Tuesday night.
Bellingham, who has been in exceptional form since the beginning of the season, contributed with both an assist and a goal as Madrid came from behind to secure victory over Napoli at the Stadio Diego Maradona.
Los Blancos conceded an early goal in the 19th minute when Leo Ostigard capitalized on a mistake by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
However, the red-hot English attacker played a pivotal role in the comeback, providing an assist for Vinicius's equalizer and subsequently scoring a solo goal to complete the turnaround, the Guardian reports.
The Partenopei levelled the score through a penalty converted by Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski nine minutes into the second half.
Nevertheless, the 14-time champions had the final say when Alex Meret inadvertently scored an own goal in favour of the White Angels.
Following the match, Bellingham was named the Man of the Match for his exceptional performance. Grateful and filled with joy, the 20-year-old stated:
"Great results tonight in Naples. Great performance. Great support. Hala Madrid."
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Relatedly, Sports Brief reported on Bellingham showcasing his brilliance with a remarkable solo goal against SSC Napoli in Real Madrid's second UEFA Champions League group match at the Stadio Diego Maradona.
The English midfielder embarked on a mesmerizing 40-yard dribble, penetrating deep into Napoli's defensive third. He adeptly weaved his way through their defence before elegantly curling a shot into the bottom right corner, handing his team a 2-1 lead at halftime.
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Sports Brief also reported that the former Borussia Dortmund player has unveiled his selection of legendary figures at Real Madrid, comprising iconic athletes who have worn the prestigious Los Blancos uniform.
The English midfielder began by recognizing his fellow countryman, David Beckham, who donned the renowned white jersey of the Spanish capital club between 2003 and 2007.
He also expressed admiration for his personal idol, the legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane, while giving credit to the 2002 World Cup champion, Ronaldo Nazario, but left out Karim Benzema.