In the early stages of the new season, Jude Bellingham has taken the football world by storm with his impressive goal-scoring prowess. The English midfielder has found the back of the net three times in just two matches, surpassing even the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of early-season goals. With the departure of Benzema and the relatively lower goal output from Asensio, the Real Madrid faithful have been eagerly awaiting a new attacking force to emerge, and it seems they may have found it in Bellingham.
Bellingham’s goal-scoring spree began in the match against Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés, where he scored the second goal with a well-timed header from a corner kick. It was a display of his aerial prowess and ability to find the right positions inside the box. But it was his second goal, in the match against Power Horse Stadium, that truly showcased his predatory instincts. A loose ball in the penalty area found its way to Bellingham, who expertly navigated the offside trap to slot it into the back of the net. Upon closer inspection, the linesman’s flag remained down, confirming the legality of the goal.
With two goals in his first two matches, Bellingham has achieved a goal-scoring feat that hasn’t been seen at Real Madrid since the days of Cristiano Ronaldo. The last time a new signing made such an impact was during the 2009-10 season when Ronaldo scored in both of the team’s opening matches. The Portuguese forward found the net from the penalty spot against Deportivo and then again against Espanyol. In the third match, a Champions League encounter against Zurich, Ronaldo netted another brace, further cementing his status as one of the greatest goal-scorers in Madrid’s history.
But Bellingham’s goal-scoring exploits didn’t end there. Prior to his trip to Vigo, the English prodigy added another goal to his tally. In the match against Almería, Bellingham once again showcased his ability to find the back of the net. A well-placed cross into the box, combined with a misjudgment from the opposing goalkeeper, allowed Bellingham to rise above the defenders and head the ball home, securing his team’s victory.
In terms of early-season goal-scoring records, Bellingham has surpassed even Cristiano Ronaldo, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since Wesley Sneijder’s impressive start to the 2007-08 season, where he also scored three goals in the first two league matches. Sneijder’s goal tally was further bolstered by another strike against Almería at the Santiago Bernabéu.
With his remarkable three-goal haul, Bellingham now leads the La Liga goal-scoring charts, leaving fans and pundits alike in awe of his incredible talent. As the young Englishman continues to make waves in Spanish football, it remains to be seen if he can follow in the footsteps of the greatest goal-scorer in Real Madrid’s history. The upcoming match at Balaídos will provide another opportunity for Bellingham to showcase his goal-scoring prowess and prove that he is a force to be reckoned with.