Jude Bellingham had a dream debut in the Champions League for Real Madrid, scoring a last-gasp winner against Union Berlin.
In an evening of firsts for both sides, Bellingham made his Champions League debut for his new club after signing for Real in the summer, while Union Berlin were making their Champions League bow in their entire history.
The Bundesliga side were seconds away from a fairytale debut in the competition, having kept Real at bay for 94 minutes.
However, Bellingham had other ideas when he followed in Fede Valverde’s strike on goal, latching onto the rebound to smash home from two yards out.
It might not have been a classy strike but it is now six goals in six for the England international as he raced off to the home fans and pulled out his iconic celebration.
It continues the former Borussia Dortmund star’s magical start to life in Madrid, snatching the headlines once again.
Starting at the tip of a diamond for Carlo Ancelotti’s side on Wednesday night, Bellingham is fast becoming Real Madrid’s new talisman.
And the 20-year-old’s latest action will see him further endeared to the Bernabeu crowd, who have among the highest standards in the world.
Superstars have been chewed up and spat out by hostile crowds at the Bernabeu before but Bellingham is their current sweetheart, with mobs of fans copying his signature celebration after winning the match.
It could have been a very different night for Real Madrid after an excellent display from Union Berlin at the back.
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Joselu had a multitude of chances that were brilliantly kept out by Frederik Ronnow in the visitor’s net.
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