In a sensational El Clasico showdown, Jude Bellingham showcased his prowess, leading Real Madrid to a remarkable 2-1 comeback victory against arch-rivals Barcelona.
Ilkay Gundogan had set the Camp Nou ablaze with an early opener for the hosts, but Bellingham, in his first El Clasico appearance, orchestrated a stunning Real Madrid revival.
Gundogan’s calm finish in the sixth minute had Barcelona in the driver’s seat, but Bellingham had other plans. In the 68th minute, he unleashed a jaw-dropping strike from 30 yards, finding the top corner and leveling the score. The 20-year-old midfield maestro wasn’t done yet; he sealed the deal with an injury-time volley, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
This fairy tale start to Bellingham’s Real Madrid career saw him become the talisman for his team. With 14 goals in just 16 matches for club and country this season, Bellingham’s impact was undeniable.
Real Madrid, propelled by Bellingham’s heroics, surged ahead of Girona at the top of La Liga, establishing a four-point lead over third-placed Barcelona.
The game had its moments of intensity; Barcelona threatened with Inigo Martinez hitting the post, but Real Madrid’s resilience held firm. Despite a slow start, Bellingham’s brilliance shone through as he not only equalized but also netted the winner, displaying his incredible worth since his 103m euros (£88.5m) move from Borussia Dortmund.
With 13 goals in 13 club appearances and vital assists, Bellingham’s impact was felt throughout the match, culminating in a thrilling El Clasico triumph for Real Madrid.