Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham, Antonio Rudiger, Vinicius Junior and Joselu celebrate their Clasico win over Barcelona (Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

(Reuters) - Real Madrid rallied to win 2-1 against Barcelona in a pulsating LaLiga derby on Saturday, thanks to a brace from top scorer Jude Bellingham in the second half.

Barcelona put in a performance full of verve and skill, with German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan opening the scoring from close range in the sixth minute, taking advantage of a serious defensive error by the visitors.

However, Barca were punished for failing to convert their dominance into goals when Bellingham took advantage of the two chances he had in the second half.

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He first unleashed an unstoppable shot from distance into the top left corner in the 68th minute and then, in stoppage time, scored the winning goal after receiving a pass from Luka Modric inside the box.

Real Madrid top the standings with 28 points, level with Girona. Barça are third with 24.

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(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; editing by Clare Fallon)

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