Jude Bellingham’s history-breaking start to life at Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham has matched a record previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo, securing a late victory for Real Madrid with a 1-0 win over Union Berlin in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday night.

The 20-year-old midfielder has had an electrifying start with the Spanish giants since his €103m summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund, scoring six goals in as many appearances across all competitions, as per FBref.

Bellingham scored on his La Liga debut for Real Madrid against Athletic Club in mid-August and has now repeated the feat on his Champions League debut for Los Blancos. He seized an opportunity inside the six-yard box, slotting the ball home in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to secure all three points for the hosts and break Union hearts.

In accomplishing this, the former Birmingham City player has joined an exclusive group of Real Madrid stars who have scored on their La Liga and Champions League debuts, a list that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, and Marco Asensio.

Additionally, Bellingham has become the youngest Real Madrid player and the youngest-ever Englishman to score a stoppage-time winner in the Champions League.

Jake Staniland | GSFN

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