El Clasico: How Bellingham matched 14-year Real Madrid record

El Clasico: How Bellingham matched 14-year Real Madrid record

Jude Bellingham popped up with the winner as Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-2 in Sunday’s La Liga El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ex-Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen put the Blaugrana ahead in the sixth minute of play before Vinicius Junior equalised from the penalty spot 12 minutes later to take his tally against Barca to seven competitive goals, the most by any player since he joined in 2018.

Fermin Lopez put Barcelona 2-1 up in the 69th minute but Los Blancos found their way back thanks to Lucas Vazquez’s leveler in the 73rd minute before he turned provider for Bellingham’s winner in added time.

It was the second La Liga Clasico game the 20-year-old English midfielder netted in this season, having done so in the reverse fixture with a brace in a 2-1 win.

Bellingham thus became the first Real Madrid player to do this in his first two La Liga Clasicos since Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2007.

The victory also took Madrid 11 points clear of their fierce rivals on the table with six games left to end the season.

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