Jude Bellingham impressed by scoring a brace in Real Madrid’s victory over Osasuna, and he once again soaked in the appreciation from the Bernabeu crowd.
The English midfielder has made a significant impact in La Liga since joining from Borussia Dortmund during the summer transfer window. While Bellingham’s scoring prowess was evident during his time in Germany, his strong start in Madrid has exceeded many expectations.
In fact, the 20-year-old has already equaled his entire league goal tally from the previous season, finding the net eight times in just eight games.
Jude Bellingham’s second goal in the match showcased his exceptional midfield skills. Starting from about 30 yards out, he elegantly maneuvered past a defender, played a precise pass, and then cleverly navigated beyond the opposing backline.
Bellingham’s finishing touch was impeccable, as he slotted the ball between the legs of the Osasuna goalkeeper.
Although he didn’t complete a hat-trick, Bellingham made a significant impact before being substituted in the 72nd minute. Real Madrid went on to extend their lead to 4-0 with goals from Vinicius Junior and Joselu.
After his second goal, he was serenaded by the Bernabeu faithful to the tune of the iconic song ‘Hey Jude’.
🎶 ‘Hey Jude’.
La afición del Bernabéu cantando la canción de Bellingham tras el gol.
— Relevo (@relevo) October 7, 2023
And as Vinicius ran in to make it 3-0 to Ancelotti’s side, Bellingham wasspotted already celebrating before the Brazilian winger scored.
Tuesday: Vini Jr. pretends to take Jude’s picture after Jude scored
Saturday: Jude starts celebrating before Vini Jr. even scored
This duo ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/gFYueSgFid
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 7, 2023
The win means Real go back to the top of the La Liga table, ahead of surprise early pace-setters Girona.
Michel’s side had won six of their seven games before a 3-0 defeat to Los Blancos last weekend, but went back to the top for a short period earlier on Saturday when they won 1-0 at Cadiz.
After Bellingham scored a sublime solo goal in the 3-2 Champions League win over Napoli on Wednesday, even Ancelotti was taken aback by his new signing’s performances.
He explained: “What is surprising about Bellingham is that he is only 20. It feels like he’s 30.
“For his character, his personality. He is always focused on the match, he knows what he needs to do, and this is rare in a 20-year-old player.
“Then you have all his quality, his physical strength, his skills. It is surprising, we are all a bit surprised.”