Once again, Jude Bellingham, currently the most in-form midfielder in world football, has showcased his magic for Real Madrid.
The 20-year-old England international, who made an £88.5 million move from Borussia Dortmund to Los Blancos this summer, continues to excel in the iconic white jersey.
He has already contributed seven goals for his new club, including a dramatic 94th-minute winner against Union Berlin in the Champions League.
On Saturday night, he played a pivotal role in helping Carlo Ancelotti’s team secure an early lead in their La Liga clash against Girona. Positioned on the left wing, Bellingham executed a perfectly-weighted ‘trivela’ pass with the inside of his right boot to set up former Newcastle forward Joselu for a close-range tap-in.
It was a moment of sheer brilliance from the Birmingham-born midfielder. You can watch every angle of that sublime pass above, courtesy ofViaplay Sports UK.
Shades of Luka Modric, here?
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Jude Bellingham with the TRIVELA assist to Joselu! WHAT A GOAL! pic.twitter.com/VPhjgyD0Y0
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What a ball by Bellingham 🤯🏴
Joselu makes it 1-0 to Real Madrid against Girona with a close-range finish 🔥 pic.twitter.com/UD1uFS0ruW
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Madrid doubled their lead soon after Joselu’s goal thanks to Aurelien Tchouameni, but it was Bellingham’s assist that was the big talking point from the Estadi Montilivi.
One fan wrote: “I thought I’d never say this but I’ve seen enough now. Those of you who never got to see Zidane play, you have the chance to see something similar with Jude Bellingham. Not even joking, He’s that good.”
A second commented: “Jude Bellingham that pass is absolutely outrageous. Channeling his inner Modric right there. Right when we needed it to take some of the pressure away. Transfer of the summer.”
A third said: “He is our superstar for years to come,” while a fourth added: “Such a beauty of an assist.”
Jude Bellingham’s first half by numbers vs. Girona:
29/30 passes completed (97%)
3 passes into the final third
3 ball recoveries
2 dribbles completed
1 tackle won
1 long ball
1 chance created
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