In the latest El Clasico showdown, Jude Bellingham stole the spotlight and showed his exceptional skills on the field. The match started with Barcelona looking strong and in control at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, even though it’s their temporary home due to Camp Nou renovations.
Bellingham made a significant impact with two goals, one from outside the box and another as a poacher’s finish. These goals turned the game around, leaving the home fans in silence, as Real Madrid unexpectedly won 2-1. For the first hour, Barcelona was in charge, with solid ball control and a high-energy style of play, reminiscent of their best days.
Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring early, taking advantage of hesitant defending by Madrid, thanks to Barcelona’s pressing. It was a crucial moment in the game. Barcelona’s young talents, trusted by coach Xavi, showcased their abilities. Players like Gavi stood out, playing with the maturity of a seasoned midfielder, even though he’s only 19.
Bellingham’s performance for most of the match was relatively quiet. He struggled to make an impact in the face of Barcelona’s strong defense. However, in the final third of the game, he showed his brilliance by scoring two crucial goals. His long-range rocket shot and a late winner in injury time demonstrated his exceptional talent.
Barcelona’s early dominance was disrupted by Bellingham’s brilliance, and the game became more intense. Real Madrid almost secured a point, but Bellingham’s determination made the difference. With a cross from carvajal’s , touched by joselu Bellingham scuffed a late goal through the legs of the Barcelona goalkeeper, securing the victory for Real Madrid.
Bellingham’s remarkable performance, with 13 goals in 13 games for Real Madrid, has left no doubt about his abilities. His first experience in El Clasico was a memorable one, and he proved to be one of the best players in the world. Real Madrid certainly believes in his talent, and it’s hard to argue otherwise.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid final score
Fulltime Goal scorers
FCB 1 Gundogan (6′)
RMA 2 Bellingham
Barcelona (3-4-1-2, right to left): Ter Stegen (GK) — Araujo, Christensen, Martinez — Cancelo (Lamine Yamal 76′), Gundogan, Gavi, Balde — Fermin Lopez (Romeu, 72′) — Ferran Torres (Lewandowski, 61′), Joao Felix (Raphinha, 77′)
Real Madrid (4-1-2-1-2, right to left): Kepa (GK) — Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy (Camavinga, 52′) — Tchouameni — Valverde, Kroos (Modric, 63′) — Bellingham — Rodrygo (Joselu, 63′) Vinicius