Bellingham strikes twice as Real Madrid thump Osasuna


Jude Bellingham's brace powers Real Madrid to win

Jude Bellingham scores two, Vinicius Junior and Joselu each tack on a goal as Real Madrid cruises to 4-0 win over Osasuna.

Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham scored twice and produced another masterful display in a 4-0 LaLiga home win over Osasuna on Saturday, with the England midfielder reaching an astonishing 10 goals in his first 10 starts for his new team.

Ten goals scored from 19 shots is extraordinary effectiveness from the 20-year-old Bellingham who has made his transition to LaLiga look ridiculously easy.

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He equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's 10 goals, but delivered three assists against only one by the Portuguese in his first ten starts for Real in all competitions.

Bellingham opened the scoring in the ninth minute with an unstoppable close-range strike and extended the lead in the 54th minute with a tidy finish between the goalkeeper's legs.

Vinicius Junior scored the third following a quick counter-attack in the 65th minute and assisted Joselu who stroked home the fourth in the 70th minute.

Jude Bellingham remains the top scorer in LaLiga after another virtuoso performance.
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The Spanish striker had the chance to add a fifth from the penalty spot in the 84th minute but failed to convert the opportunity.

"[Bellingham] is incredible! He was born to play for Real Madrid, to mark and era in the biggest club in the world," Vinicius told Movistar Plus.

"We have a special connection and I hope it lasts for many years and that we play here for a long time.

"I'm delighted to be playing with Jude, one of the best players in the world and at a young age. We're all happy and the fans are really enjoying it."

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti also heaped praise on Bellingham after the game.

"Bellingham is giving us a lot of possibilities up front, he's involved in the play in attack, and not having a fixed position gives him an advantage," said Ancelotti. "It's been a surprising start to the season. Nobody expected this level in terms of goals."

Asked what has surprised him most about Los Blancos' newest star, one attribute in particular stands out to the experienced Italian coach.

"The maturity [Bellingham] has... He learns fast. He's happy to be here, he's enjoying the moment but with his feet on the ground, with professionalism and seriousness," Ancelotti said.

Madrid move on to 24 points from nine games, two ahead of Girona, who beat Cadiz 1-0 away earlier on Saturday. With a game in hand, Barcelona are third on 20 points and face Granada on Sunday.