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Brahim Diaz did more than enough to fill the void left by Jude Bellingham.
With Bellingham out injured, the Spanish attacker was thrown into the starting lineup for Real Madrid and scored a stunning goal in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 clash against RB Leipzig.
After dribbling past a trio of Leipzig defenders, Diaz composed himself in the penalty area and unleashed a perfect strike into the top corner to break the deadlock just minutes after halftime. The spectacular effort was the lone tally in Madrid’s 1-0 first-leg victory.
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It’s safe to say that Bellingham was impressed with his stand-in.
However, Diaz’s day came to a disappointing end after he was forced to leave the contest in the 84th minute due to an apparent injury.