Jude Bellingham gets HUGE slice of luck with goal for Borussia Dortmund vs Wolfsburg
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Jude Bellingham has notched many impressive goals and assists during his three-year stay at Borussia Dortmund.
But his latest effort – one of two he scored in Dortmund's 6-0 destruction of Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, had more than a hint of fortune about it.
Bellingham, still only 19, appears to be close to sealing a lucrative transfer to Real Madrid in the summer. The Spanish giants look to have fended off the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the Englishamn's signature.
But he's got some important business to see through with Dortmund, with the German club in a tight Bundesliga title battle with Bayern Munich right now.
The Black and Yellows secured an excellent victory in that title tussle on Sunday, with Bellingham's strike from distance making it 4-0 and his second making it six late on.
His first goal came about in slightly lucky circumstances, though, with Bellingham cutting in from the right flank after beating a defender, shooting left-footed, only for the ball to cannon onto the crossbar, via the goalkeeper and then spin back into the net.
There was a wry smile from Bellingham as he was mobbed by his teammates to celebrate, with Wolfsburg keeper Koen Casteels holding his head in his hands. Goals from Sebastien Haller, Donyell Malen and a brace from Karim Adeyemi rounded off the victory for Dortmund.
A slice of luck for Jude Bellingham against Wolfsburg 😅 pic.twitter.com/fQKKOQHOAj— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) May 7, 2023
Former Madrid and England midfielder Steve McManaman recently spoke about the reaction Bellingham would get if he did sign for the Spanish giants.
"Nothing is going to happen until the summer – if at all – but if Jude does happen to sign for Madrid he will be treated like a king," McManaman explained.
"I think there's something starry-eyed about Madrid. They are trying to accumulate younger players as they have been over the last few years. They've certainly got the finances.
"They thought they were going to get Kylian Mbappe and they bid for Mbappe last summer. I think with the added stardust of playing for playing for Real Madrid with the history they have in the city that they are. And everything that goes along with this.
"It will be this new phase of Madrid with the youngsters then taking over. And they'll be on the look out for more players."