Foden vs Bellingham: England's Number 10 Showdown.

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Foden vs Bellingham: England's Number 10 Showdown.

Manchester City and Real Madrid are set for an intense clash in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Etihad Stadium, with both teams evenly matched. 

This game also serves as another platform for two of England's brightest talents to showcase their skills.

Phil Foden has been outstanding in the Premier League this season, shining for Manchester City. 

On the other hand, Jude Bellingham's performances for Real Madrid have earned him recognition across Europe. 

Both players are crucial to England's Euro 2024 aspirations, but Gareth Southgate faces a pleasant dilemma of deciding who will fill the number 10 role.

In the first leg, which ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Madrid, both Foden and Bellingham started in that central attacking position for their respective teams. 

Foden particularly stood out, earning the man of the match award after scoring in the second half, showcasing his comfort in a role he has played nine times for City this season.

Bellingham, with 24 appearances in the number 10 role for Real this season, is expected to play a pivotal role in the return leg. 

So, how do these two talents stack up statistically?