Watch: Jude Bellingham matches two records with late winner for Real Madrid

Watch: Jude Bellingham matches two records with late winner for Real Madrid

The English footballer came to the forefront just when it appeared that Real Madrid was on the verge of securing their first draw in this season’s Champions League.

Real Madrid’s season had the potential to take a drastically different trajectory if they hadn’t acquired Jude Bellingham, an Englishman who once again demonstrated his value to the Spanish giants in the closing moments of a match.

Earlier this year, the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who joined Los Merengues for a record fee, calmly slotted home the decisive goal against a resilient Union Berlin side, securing victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.

Throughout the day, Bellingham and his teammate Joselu bore the team’s burden, and in an improbable turn of events, the English midfielder delivered the winning goal for the most successful team in continental competition.

In the final offensive effort of the evening, Bellingham had a stroke of luck, as Fede Valverde’s shot deflected off two Union Berlin players before finding its way to the midfielder. With an open net in front of him, Bellingham swiftly turned to score.

Take a look at Bellingham’s match-winning moment for Los Merengues (please note that image access may be restricted by location).

This goal held particular significance for the English footballer, as it placed him in a select group, matched only by one of his compatriots while wearing Real Madrid’s jersey.

Furthermore, the midfielder earned a place among the elite footballers who have achieved similar feats for Los Blancos in recent times.