Jude Bellingham, in a stylish manner, established a fresh record for Real Madrid by securing a polished header against Napoli in the Champions League.
Week after week, the 20-year-old reaffirms why the Spanish giants invested in him with a potential £115 million deal.
Bellingham seamlessly adapted to life at the Santiago Bernabeu, consistently finding the net in almost every match, showcasing his remarkable skills.
His performances in the Champions League have been particularly noteworthy, as he scored in each of his continental appearances leading up to Wednesday night.
In his fourth outing for Madrid in the competition, Bellingham once again found the back of the net, setting a new club record.
The goal unfolded as David Alaba, with keen awareness, spotted Bellingham’s run and delivered a precise cross from deep, allowing the midfielder to score with an elegant header.
Bellingham celebrated with his trademark outstretched arms, a familiar sight for fans, marking his 15th goal of the season.
In a historic achievement, Bellingham now stands as the first player in Real Madrid’s history to score in their first four Champions League matches for the club.
Fans expressing their admiration for the England international on social media (X) continue to shower him with praise.
One supporter simply stated, “Fantastic player,” while another went a step further, proclaiming, “Give Jude Bellingham the Ballon D’Or already,” as they watch his performances in awe.
A third fan went on to express a bold opinion, stating, “Think he might already be the best English player I’ve seen.”
Meanwhile, a fourth fan speculated on Bellingham’s Ballon d’Or prospects, saying, “If Jude Bellingham keeps this form for the whole season, it will be the most deserved Ballon d’Or we have ever seen, by a MASSIVE margin as well.”
Despite such high praise, Bellingham secured the 18th position in the Ballon d’Or for 2023, with the possibility of a higher ranking if he maintains his current exceptional form.
However, there is a hint of concern among fans regarding his fitness, as he suffered an injury towards the end of the first half.
Real Madrid initially fell behind on nine minutes, but a stunning strike by Rodrygo and Bellingham’s header turned the score in favor of Carlo Ancelotti’s men at halftime.
The match saw twists and turns, with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa equalizing, Nico Paz netting Madrid’s third, and Joselu adding the fourth.