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Bellingham smashes Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal record at Real Madrid

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England star Jude Bellingham has smashed Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal record at Real Madrid after scoring in Los Blancos 3-0 win over Cadiz in a La Liga match played on Sunday.

The 20-year-old midfielder has scored 14 goals in 15 matches across all competitions this season, helping Real Madrid currently top of La Liga and unbeaten in the Champions League.

The England international found the net with an excellent finish with 16 minutes remaining as Carlo Ancelotti’s side resumed their league campaign with a victory following the international break.

Bellingham has made an immediate impact since his €103 million (£88.5m) move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, with 14 goals in 15 appearances for Madrid so far.

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And by scoring against Madrid, he becomes the only player in the club history to score more than 13 goals in their first 15 games, beating Ronaldo, Alfredo di Stefano and Pruden Sanchez who have scored 13 goals in their first 15 matches.

Bellingham missed England’s Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Malta and North Macedonia after picking up a shoulder injury in Los Blancos 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano and had missed the last two games was replaced by Lucas Vazquez as a precaution shortly after scoring his goal.

Bellingham, a former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, will be hoping to add to his goals tally when Real Madrid host Serie A Champions Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu.