Real Madrid star Toni Kroos’ reaction to Jude Bellingham’s stunning strike against Barcelona has gone viral.
On Saturday afternoon, Madrid arrived at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys looking to pull four points clear of fierce rivals Barcelona with a victory.
However, they found themselves 1-0 down inside seven minutes after former Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gunodgan scored for Barcelona.
In the second half, it turned into the Bellingham show as he first scored a stunning long-range equaliser in the 68th minute which was unstoppable.
Deep into injury time, Bellingham was in the right place at the right time to win the match 2-1.
In what was his El Clasico debut, Bellingham has further cemented himself as one of the best players in world football on current form.
After Bellingham’s first goal, the reaction of the Madrid bench was captured.
Whilst most of the Madrid substitutes celebrated wildly, German midfield maestro Kroos chose to casually sit and applaud in utter calmness. You can watch his reaction below.
Toni Kroos’ reaction to Jude Bellingham’s first goal 😭pic.twitter.com/I5OznIuwRd— Football Statistics (@fctv_com) October 28, 2023
Since his £88 million move from Borussia Dortmund during the summer transfer window, Bellingham has had a spectacular start to life in the Spanish captial.
In 13 matches across all competitions, Bellingham has so far recorded 13 goals and three assists.
As a result of the win, Madrid overtook Girona and returned to the summit of the La Liga table with 28 points.
Meanwhile, Barcelona remain third with 24 points. Atletico Madrid will have the chance to overtake Barcelona if they win their match against Deportivo Alaves on Sunday night.