Real Madrid summer signing Jude Bellingham, on Friday night, continued to etch his name indellibly into the history books of Spanish football.
This comes, for those who may have missed it, after Real, and Bellingham, marked their return to action a short time ago.
Fresh off back-to-back wins to kick their La Liga campaign into gear, Carlo Ancelotti’s troops, this evening, made the trip to Balaidos, for a meeting with Celta Vigo.
And, when all was said and done, Los Blancos went on to make it a perfect nine points from nine.
A tense 90 minutes, featuring a disallowed Celta opener, and missed Real spot-kick, ultimately culminated in the aforementioned Bellingham proving himself the hero once more.
The game’s decisive moment was forthcoming ten minutes from time, when a corner from the right saw Joselu’s header across goal directed home by the arriving Bellingham:
This, in turn, saw the big-money summer arrival in Spain’s capital take his tally to a remarkable five direct goal contributions in three games.
And, in the process, Bellingham made yet more history.
As revealed by Spanish statistician Mister Chip, the former Borussia Dortmund talent, on Friday, became just the eighth player to net four goals in his first three La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.
The last? Cristiano Ronaldo, 14 years ago.
Not only that, but Bellingham is also one of just six non-forwards to have found the net in each of their first three outings in La Liga, joining Cesc Fabregas and Wesley Sneijder in an exclusive club: