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Bellingham consolidates his place in Pichichi race despite injury
Source: Marca

Jude Bellingham is the team's star player, and his accomplishments after just eight months in the capital will impress even the "Galacticos."

When he left the pitch after 56 minutes with an ankle injury, which somehow did not prevent him from scoring to make it 3-0, the Bernabéu stood to give him a standing ovation only reserved for the chosen ones.

Bellingham's goal tally has increased dramatically since the season began, totaling 20 goals across all competitions and 16 in La Liga. These are amazing numbers for a midfielder, though it is hard to say if Bellingham is just a midfielder or a modern-day Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Just like him, Bellingham is everywhere on the pitch and is deadly inside the penalty area. Having already surpassed Guti's 18 goals, he is closing in on Fernando Hierro's record of 26 goals in all competitions (21 in La Liga) under Radomir Antic in the 1991-92 season, which remains the highest number of goals scored by a Real Madrid midfielder.

The 20-year-old's status as a contender to be La Liga's top scorer has long been established. With two thirds of the season played, his 16 goals have lifted him back to the top of the scoring table, ahead of Borja Mayoral of Getafe and Artem Dovbyk of Girona.

It is true that Ancelotti says Bellingham is not a No. 9, but he is a player who can score from anywhere, using both legs, his head, a penalty, on the move or in the area. Clearly, Bellingham is quickly emerging as Bernabeu's new idol.


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