El Clasico: Man City Star Haaland Salutes Jude Bellingham’s MVP Performance Against Barcelona

El Clasico: Man City Star Haaland Salutes Jude Bellingham’s MVP Performance Against Barcelona

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at October 28, 2023 at 6:57 PM
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  • Jude Bellingham has become the toast of fans, including one of his former teammates
  • Erling Haaland, who played alongside Bellingham at Dortmund, saluted the Englishman's performance in El Clasico
  • The 20-year-old was instrumental in Real Madrid's comeback win against Barcelona on Saturday

Erling Haaland was left astonished by Jude Bellingham's heroic performance, which secured a thrilling victory for Real Madrid in the initial El Clasico clash of the 2023-2024 season against Barcelona.

Bellingham, who has undeniably been the standout player for Los Blancos thus far, once again displayed his clutch abilities by scoring two crucial goals, enabling a remarkable comeback triumph over Barca.

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Erling Haaland applauded Jude Bellingham for his outstanding performance in El Clasico. Photos by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto and Joan Cros - Corbis
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According to Mirror, the Englishman initially equalized the score with a spectacular long-range strike, countering the opening goal by former Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan for the Catalan giants. Later, he sealed the game with a decisive stoppage-time goal, propelling Madrid to the top of La Liga.

This notable performance marked Bellingham's debut in what is arguably the most significant fixture in club football, leaving an enduring imprint on the prestigious event.

His immediate impact since joining the Spanish capital club has captivated fans, with his standout display in El Clasico adding an extra layer of brilliance to his already impressive record.

Among the many admirers of the 20-year-old, 2023 Ballon d'Or contender Erling Haaland stands out. Having previously played alongside Bellingham at Borussia Dortmund, the Manchester City striker took to social media to express his admiration for his former teammate.

Haaland captioned his Insta story "Unreal guy" in reference to the Golden Boy Award nominee's spectacular equalizer, as cited by ESPN.

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Bellingham garnered widespread praise for his pivotal role in Real Madrid's inaugural El Clasico clash against Barcelona, as reported by Sports Brief.

The English midfielder's second-half goals orchestrated a remarkable comeback triumph for Los Blancos over their long-standing adversaries at the Estadi Olympic Lluis Companys on Saturday.

In a crucial moment during the match, he capitalized on an opening created by Modric, securing the crucial winning goal for Madrid and clinching all three points, solidifying their position at the summit of the Spanish La Liga.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.