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Jude Bellingham names iconic Cristiano Ronaldo moment as his favourite El Clasico memory

Jude Bellingham names iconic Cristiano Ronaldo moment as his favourite El Clasico memory

Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to face off in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday

Jude Bellingham has revealed his favourite El Clasico memory ahead of Real Madrid’s clash with Barcelona this weekend.

On Saturday, the two powerhouses of Spanish football will go head-to-head in the first El Clasico of the La Liga season.

Heading into the clash, Madrid are top of the La Liga table with 25 points, Girona are a shock second with the same points and Barcelona are third, one point behind the leaders.

Ahead of the match, Madrid’s new superstar Bellingham has revealed his favourite memory of the classic encounter between two of the biggest clubs in world football.

Speaking to Spanish media outlet RTVE, Bellingham picked out Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic moment in which the Portuguese gestured to the crowd to calm down after scoring at the Camp Nou.

Bellingham said: “I will always remember Cristiano scored a goal in the Camp Nou and asked the fans to calm down.”

Since joining the club in the summer, Bellingham has made a flying start to life as a Madrid player.

In 12 appearances across all competitions, the Englishman has managed 11 goals and three assists.

Speaking about his early season impact, Bellingham said: “It is a bit surprising for me to have 11 goals but I am being able to help my team and the truth is, I am very happy.”


Former England striker Gary Lineker has tipped Bellingham for a new role due to his fine form in front of goal.

He told The Sun: “The way he has started at Real gives Gareth Southgate a great option.

“If something happens to Harry Kane – or after he is finished because Harry is now 30 – Jude could play at centre-forward, as a false nine if you like.”

Lineker continued: “He is now scoring poacher’s goals. He’s even doing the ‘easy’ bits that I used to do! He has been playing as a No .10 for England in his last few games. He can play in a deeper role as a No. 8, he is probably the most complete English footballer I’ve ever seen and he’s only 20.”

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Topics: Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Football