Brilliant Bellingham lights up Bernabeu with another winner

Brilliant Bellingham lights up Bernabeu with another winner

In a thrilling match at the Santiago Bernabeu, Jude Bellingham emerged as Real Madrid’s savior with a last-gasp winning goal against Getafe.

The former Real Madrid striker, Borja Mayoral, had delivered a surprising blow to the hosts by scoring in the 11th minute.

The second half saw Joselu equalize for Real Madrid, following relentless pressure from the home side. However, it was Bellingham who completed the dramatic turnaround, netting the decisive goal five minutes into injury time.

This victory marked Real Madrid’s fourth consecutive win of the season, securing their place at the summit of La Liga with a comfortable five-point lead.

Notably, Getafe omitted on-loan Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood from their squad, despite his recent arrival on Friday. Mayoral’s early goal had initially given Getafe the upper hand, with Kepa Arrizabalaga unable to stop him, despite Antonio Rudiger’s valiant efforts.

During the first half, England midfielder Bellingham believed he had earned Real Madrid a penalty, but VAR ultimately overturned the decision. Later, Luka Modric saw his header tipped over the crossbar.

In the second half, Joselu swiftly leveled the score, taking just two minutes and a prolonged VAR review to capitalize on a fortunate setup following a sublime cross from Modric.

As Real Madrid desperately sought a winning goal, Bellingham capitalized on a blunder by David Soria, who failed to handle Nacho’s shot, securing a somewhat fortunate victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s team. Bellingham’s first goal at the Bernabeu meant that he had scored in every game of the season, establishing him as La Liga’s leading scorer with five goals.

Additionally, this match marked the inauguration of the Santiago Bernabeu’s retractable roof, with Real Madrid commencing their season with three away games while construction work on the stadium was finalized.