Jude Bellingham scored for Real Madrid, beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s massive record.
Real Madrid, which is now vying for first place in La Liga, won 3-0 over Cadiz to leapfrog league leaders Girona, who have a game in hand.
Rodrygo scored a beautiful brace in both halves (14′, 64′) as Madrid cruised to a 2-0 lead away from home against Cadiz at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, and Jude Bellingham made it 3-0 in the 74th minute.
Bellingham scored his 14th goal for Madrid in 15 games since moving to Spain for 103 million euros.
He also became the club’s only player to score more than 13 goals in their first 15 games.
He has exceeded the 13 goals scored in their first 15 official games by Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stefano, and Pruden Sanchez.
Carlo Ancelotti, manager of Real Madrid, commented on his team’s victory: “We’ve done very well so far. The team has competed and always fought hard. We’ve won a lot of games. It’s an important time of the season because we’ve got important games in the league in the run up to Christmas and we also want to finish top of the Champions League group.”
When asked about Bellingham’s fitness, he remarked: “He feels good with the protection and he played very well today, just like the others.”
Real Madrid leads the table with 35 points from 14 games, with 11 victories, two ties, and one defeat. Girona, however, has a chance to recover first place when they face Athletic Club on Tuesday. Girona is second in the table with 34 points after 13 games, including 11 victories, one draw, and one defeat.
Ancelotti praised Rodrygo’s contribution to the game, saying, “Rodrygo returned and made the difference today. Modrić picked up an hamstring strain and I think it’s nothing more than that. He played very well in a position that is not his on a defensive level.
“We played well, we played with quality, a good attitude and we controlled the tempo well. We’re very happy because the result looks straightforward after the game, but we had to set the game on the right course and we did so from start to finish.”