Jude Bellingham continued his impressive run with Real Madrid, this time delivering a dramatic victory in his Champions League debut for the Spanish giants. His stoppage-time goal secured a 1-0 win over newcomer Union Berlin in Group C, marking Madrid’s sixth consecutive victory this season, with the previous five occurring in the Spanish league.
The newly acquired Bellingham, who joined from Borussia Dortmund during the offseason, showcased his impact by scoring his sixth goal in as many matches for Madrid. He capitalized on a loose ball inside the area, slotting it into the open net just four minutes into stoppage time at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Bellingham’s knack for late-game heroics was also evident in his previous matches, with a last-minute winner against Getafe in La Liga and a crucial goal against Celta Vigo.
Speaking about his remarkable start with Madrid, Bellingham credited his teammates and the coaching staff for their support in integrating him into the team. He remained humble, emphasizing that despite the team’s impressive run, they haven’t won anything at this stage of the season.
Madrid dominated the match, enjoying more than 70% of ball possession and launching a total of 30 attempts, but struggled to find the back of the net, hitting the woodwork multiple times.
Bellingham’s goal finally broke the deadlock, as he capitalized on a rebound from Federico Valverde’s shot from outside the area. His scoring prowess has been a key asset for Madrid, and his teammates are hopeful that he will continue to deliver in future matches.
While Madrid’s victory marked its 27th consecutive appearance in the Champions League group stage, it was Union Berlin’s first-ever match in the competition. The German club secured its place by finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season, and it is now enjoying its third consecutive season in a UEFA competition.
Madrid, a 14-time European champion, has consistently advanced past the group stage for over two decades and has reached at least the semifinals in the past three seasons. Despite some injuries to key players, the team’s winning streak continues under Bellingham’s impressive contributions.