Jude Bellingham Secures Thrilling Victory for Real Madrid

Real Madrid – Getafe – Played on 09/02/2023

In a gripping La Liga encounter at Santiago Bernabeu, English midfielder Jude Bellingham played a pivotal role in securing an exciting victory (2-1) for Real Madrid against Getafe. The match, which unfolded on Saturday evening during the fourth round of La Liga, saw Bellingham’s heroics in the Merengue stronghold.

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Early Setback for Real Madrid

The match kicked off with an unexpected twist as Getafe’s Borja Mayoral capitalised on a catastrophic error by Real Madrid defender Fran Garcia in the 11th minute. Mayoral skillfully dribbled past goalkeeper Kepa and found the back of the net.

Real Madrid’s Quest for Equalizer

Real Madrid immediately launched an offensive to level the score. However, they struggled to pose a significant threat until Bellingham took matters into his own hands. In the 23rd minute, Bellingham embarked on an individual effort, penetrating the penalty area, only to be brought down. The referee initially awarded a penalty kick, but upon review with video technology, the decision was reversed, denying Real Madrid a golden opportunity to equalize.

Joselu’s Efforts

Real Madrid’s Joselu aimed to level the score in the 28th minute with a powerful shot that narrowly missed the left post. In the 32nd minute, Getafe’s goalkeeper, David Soria, showcased his skills by blocking a header from Fran Garcia within the penalty area.

Bellingham Denied Again

Bellingham’s determination continued as he fell inside the Getafe penalty area after a challenge with Dkhini in the 41st minute. However, the referee waved off the appeal, and the first half concluded with Getafe holding a one-goal lead.

Joselu’s Equalizer

Real Madrid came out strong in the second half. Joselu managed to restore parity in the 47th minute after Luka Modric delivered a cross into the area. Despite Dkhini’s attempt to deflect it, Joselu struck the ball directly into the net.

Close Calls for Real Madrid

Real Madrid pressed for the lead, and Toni Kroos nearly scored in the 53rd minute, hitting the right post with a one-touch shot. Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga also made a crucial save, blocking a shot from Carles Aleña in the 57th minute.

Bellingham’s Heroic Moment

The post denied Dani Carvajal’s effort to put Real Madrid ahead with a low shot from inside the area in the 64th minute. Joselu continued to test David Soria, who excelled in stopping a shot in the 65th minute.

Late Drama and Bellingham’s Brilliance

Real Madrid’s relentless pressure persisted, and during stoppage time, substitute Lucas Vazquez had his shot blocked by goalkeeper David Soria. The rebound fell to Jude Bellingham, who calmly slotted it into the net.

Bellingham’s remarkable streak continued, with his fourth consecutive goal for Real Madrid, securing three valuable points for the Merengue. With this thrilling victory, Real Madrid ascended to the top of the La Liga table with 12 points, while Getafe’s tally remained at 4 points, placing them in thirteenth position.

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