Cameroon timber Published: 22:28, 17 Sep 2023Updated: 7:23, 18 Sep 2023For the first time this season, Jude Bellingham didn’t score for Real Madrid – but rest assured he’s still a fan favourite.
In a match that saw Bellingham pick up the LaLiga Player of the Month award for August just before kick-off, the Spanish giants had to come from behind to get beat Real Sociedad 2-1 at the Bernabeu.
This time it was Joselu who was the hero for Real MadridCredit: Getty
But Real Madrid fans showed their appreciation for BellinghamCredit: Getty
Second-half strikes from Federico Valverde and Joselu sealed the three points and Bellingham very nearly added to his goal tally in the 90th minute but his low header was brilliantly scooped away by Real Sociedad goalkeeper Alex Remiro.
Bellingham didn’t play a big role in either of the goals but the notoriously fickle Los Blancos faithful still revere the 20-year-old England star.
During the match some fans in attendance at the Bernabeu were heard singing Beatles classic ‘Hey Jude’ in honour of their new no.5.
And with good reason. Despite firing a blank on Sunday night, Bellingham has made an electric start to life in the Spanish capital with five goals from his opening five league matches.
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The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder also starred for England during their 3-1 win over Scotland last week.
Bellingham, who joined Real Madrid in a £88.5million deal, is set to make his Champions League bow for his new club on Thursday, which sees them face Union Berlin on Wednesday evening.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are top of LaLiga with a maximum 15 points, rivals Barcelona two points behind in second place.
Real Madrid fans will be hoping to see this celebration again from their star man soonCredit: Getty