Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham (20) rubbed shoulders with team legend David Beckham.
Bellingham started and played 57 minutes of the match against Girona FC in the 24th round of the Spanish Primera Liga 2023-2024 season at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, at 2:30 a.m. ET.
Real took the lead in the sixth minute of the first half when Vinicius Jr. received the ball on the left flank and used his dribble to cut inside. From a bit of distance, Vinicius stepped up and fired a mid-range shot that found the corner of the net.
Bellingham was responsible for the team’s second goal. In the 35th minute, Bellingham received a through ball from Vinicius and took one touch to beat the keeper and split the Girona net. Bellingham’s goal gave Real a two-goal lead over Girona at halftime.
Nine minutes into the second half, Bellingham scored the winner. On the left flank, Vinicius beat a defender with a brilliant individual effort and cut inside. The Girona goalkeeper made the save, but Bellingham, racing in from the back, slotted home the second ball.
Real broke down Girona in the 16th minute of the second half. Vinicius lost the ball on the halfway line, and Hodriguez quickly dribbled away. He reached the penalty box in a flash and unleashed a powerful right-footed shot that found the back of the net.
In the end, Real defended their lead well and finished the game with a clean sheet. With the 4-0 victory, Real secured the top spot in La Liga. Second-place Girona won their final La Liga game to extend their lead to five points with 61 points. They are 11 points behind third-place Barcelona.
Bellingham’s prolific goal-scoring career is on par with Beckham’s. Beckham left Manchester United in 2003 to join Real. He played for 토토사이트 Real until 2007, scoring 20 goals in 155 games and winning one La Liga title and one Supercopa de España.
Bellingham has matched Beckham’s record this season with 20 goals in 29 games, and has also moved from joint top scorer to sole leader with 16 goals. He is two goals behind second-place Getafe striker Borja Mayoral. If Bellingham can keep up this form, he could finish as the top scorer.
He’s already surpassed the greatest of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. Bellingham wore the Real jersey in preseason ahead of this season. Bellingham became the first player in Real history to score 14 goals in his first 15 games, surpassing Ronaldo’s 13 goals in his first 15 games.
Bellingham has already surpassed Ronaldo and Beckham to become a club legend. Bellingham is still only 20 years old. If he stays at Real for a long time, it will be interesting to see if he can surpass Ronaldo”s club record.