Bellingham’s strike was his sixth goal in six matches for Madrid
The Santiago Bernabeu saw Real Madrid win Champions League debutants Union Berlin with an injury-time tap-in from Jude Bellingham.
After joining Madrid this summer, Bellingham has scored six goals in six matches.
After Federico Valverde’s 94th-minute shot deflected into the path of England’s midfield, the player tapped the ball into an empty net.
With just one minute remaining, Union failed to respond in their Champions League debut.
The former Borussia Dortmund and Birmingham City star once again starred for Carlo Ancelotti in a more advanced number 10 role.
La Liga’s Spanish side racked up 22 shots to their opponent’s three as a result of his creativity in attack.
In the final ten minutes of the match, the 20-year-old netted a winner for Los Blancos for the third time in his Real career.
It is true that Real Madrid would have been nine points worse off without Bellingham’s goals six matches into the season if he had not scored.
Union looked destined for a fairytale draw at the home of the record 14-time champions, but Real Madrid were deserved winners after hitting the post twice in the second half.
A teasing cross from Bellingham was headed over the bar by Joselu as the hosts, semifinalists last season, got off to a bright start.
Although they themselves were rarely threatened by the visitors in the first half, Ancelotti’s side failed to get going.
Real were transformed in the second half as Lucas Vazquez crossed for Rodrygo, who struck the post with an acrobatic effort in the 51st minute.