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Jude Bellingham described eliminating Champions League holders Manchester City to reach the last four of the competition in front of his brother as a “beautiful” moment.

Bellingham, 20, played the entirety of Real Madrid’s quarter-final second leg at the Etihad, scoring in the shootout to help the 13-time winners advance 4-3 on penalties after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.

The England international revealed brother Jobe — currently at Sunderland — was in attendance to see him run out in his new club colours for the very first time.

Asked whether the victory was extra special coming on home soil, Belligham told TNT Sports: “It was beautiful, my brother’s here today and it’s the first time he’s got to see me play for Madrid.

“I feel really proud of that kind of stuff. It’s the main part of why I do it, to be honest. I get a lot of fun out of playing football but the idea of being able to play a game and come home to my mum and dad is one of the things I love the most.”

The former Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund midfielder has made an instant impact since arriving in Spain, scoring 20 goals in 35 appearances — adding 10 assists — in all competitions.

“I could never have dreamed of how it’s started, not just because of the performances and the goals, just the feeling you get playing for the club,” he said.

“You get to put that badge on your chest and you feel so grateful to be there.”

Madrid will take on Bayern Munich for a place in the Wembley final, with the first leg set for April 30 at the Allianz Arena.


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