Bellingham Breaks Records as First Englishman to Grab La Liga’s Player of the Month for August
Previously, Borja Mayoral, a Real Madrid alumnus, had stunned his former team by netting the first goal just 11 minutes into the match. The visitors were initially relishing their surprising lead until Joselu got one back for Madrid in the early stages of the second half. After sustained pressure, it was Bellingham who finally turned the tide, scoring the winning goal during the five minutes of added time.
The win marks Real Madrid’s fourth consecutive victory, widening their lead at the summit of La Liga to a comfortable five points.
In a twist, Getafe opted to leave out their newly-acquired Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, who just joined the squad on Friday. Despite this, they drew first blood when Mayoral got past Kepa Arrizabalaga and executed a flawless goal, even as Antonio Rudiger scrambled to defend.
During the first half, it seemed Bellingham would give Real a penalty opportunity. However, VAR intervened and overturned the decision, squashing Madrid fans’ hopes. Not long after, Luka Modric’s heading attempt was skillfully deflected over the crossbar by the opposition goalie.
It wasn’t until the second half that Joselu managed to even the score. After undergoing a comprehensive VAR review, his close-range strike found the back of the net, all thanks to an exquisite cross from Modric.
As Real Madrid feverishly searched for the deciding goal, fortune favored them. David Soria, Getafe’s goalkeeper, failed to securely handle a shot from Nacho. Sensing the opportunity, Bellingham swooped in to score, essentially sealing a rather fortuitous win for Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.
The 20-year-old midfielder’s inaugural goal at the Bernabeu not only cemented the win but also extended his scoring streak in every game this season, landing him at the top of La Liga’s scoring charts with five goals.
Adding a touch of history, this match was the inaugural game to be played under Santiago Bernabeu’s new retractable roof. The renovation had led to Real Madrid starting the season with a trio of away games.
Home Team: Real Madrid
- Possession: 76%
- Total Shots: 26
- Shots on Target: 12
- Corners: 11
- Fouls: 12
Away Team: Getafe
- Possession: 24%
- Total Shots: 6
- Shots on Target: 2
- Corners: 1
- Fouls: 16
And there you have it, folks. A rollercoaster of a match with a last-minute plot twist, courtesy of Jude Bellingham. It’s like watching a blockbuster movie where the hero swoops in at the last possible moment, except this is real life and the popcorn is optional. Ah, the beautiful game.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jude Bellingham’s Last-Minute Goal
What was the final score of the Real Madrid vs. Getafe match?
The final score was Real Madrid 2, Getafe 1.
Who scored the winning goal for Real Madrid?
Jude Bellingham scored the winning goal for Real Madrid during the stoppage time.
Is this Jude Bellingham’s first goal of the season?
No, this is Jude Bellingham’s fifth goal of the season. He has scored in every game so far this season.
Was this match significant for Real Madrid in the La Liga standings?
Yes, the win marks Real Madrid’s fourth consecutive victory and puts them five points clear at the top of the La Liga standings.
Did Getafe’s new acquisition Mason Greenwood play in this match?
No, Mason Greenwood, who was recently loaned from Manchester United, did not make an appearance for Getafe in this match.
What’s unique about this match at the Santiago Bernabeu?
This match was the first to be played under Santiago Bernabeu’s new retractable roof.
How did VAR play a role in this match?
VAR reversed what initially seemed to be a penalty won by Jude Bellingham in the first half. It also confirmed Joselu’s equalizing goal for Real Madrid in the second half after a thorough review.
Who was the initial scorer for Getafe?
Borja Mayoral, a former Real Madrid player, scored the initial goal for Getafe.
What were the overall match stats?
- Real Madrid: 76% Possession, 26 Total Shots, 12 Shots on Target, 11 Corners, 12 Fouls
- Getafe: 24% Possession, 6 Total Shots, 2 Shots on Target, 1 Corner, 16 Fouls
Did Jude Bellingham receive any special accolades recently?
Yes, Jude Bellingham became the first Englishman to win La Liga’s Player of the Month for August.
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