Jude Bellingham, England’s midfield sensation, emerged as Real Madrid’s savior with a decisive goal in the 81st minute, as Los Blancos narrowly defeated Celta Vigo. This marks Bellingham’s fourth goal in La Liga, an impressive stat considering he’s only put on the white jersey three times.
Though Celta Vigo had a glimmer of hope when Jorgen Strand Larsen found the net, their joy was short-lived. The video assistant referee (VAR) reviewed the play and disallowed the goal. Talk about a reality check, right?
Celta’s goalkeeper, Ivan Villar, had a somewhat schizophrenic day. After conceding a foul on forward Rodrygo, he redeemed himself by stopping the subsequent penalty kick. Give the man a cape; he’s a hero and a villain in the same act!
Real Madrid’s performance could best be described as “a hot mess,” especially in a game that seemed like a potpourri of chaos. Lucky for them, Larsen was flagged for fouling their goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, in the crucial minutes leading up to what could’ve been Celta’s first goal. Sometimes, fortune favors the brave—or maybe just the more expensive team.
However, the drama wasn’t just reserved for Celta Vigo. Real Madrid had their share of misfortune when Vinicius Junior limped off the pitch in the 18th minute, clutching what seemed to be his hamstring. Ouch! The jury’s still out on how severe that is, but it certainly cast a shadow on Real Madrid’s otherwise victorious evening.
As the clock wound down, Real Madrid ramped up the intensity. The climax? A picturesque header from Bellingham, the ex-Borussia Dortmund star, that nestled perfectly into the far corner of the net at Estadio Municipal de Balaidos. Talk about a poetic ending!
- Home: Celta Vigo
- Away: Real Madrid
- Celta Vigo: 36%
- Real Madrid: 64%
- Celta Vigo: 13
- Real Madrid: 10
- Celta Vigo: 4
- Real Madrid: 3
- Celta Vigo: 3
- Real Madrid: 5
- Celta Vigo: 19
- Real Madrid: 14
So there you have it, another chapter in the ongoing saga of La Liga. The moral of this story? Never underestimate the impact of a blockbuster summer signing, especially if he has a knack for late-game heroics. And for Celta Vigo, well, better luck next time. Sometimes VAR giveth, and sometimes it taketh away.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jude Bellingham late winner
What was the final score of the Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid match?
The final score was 1-0 in favor of Real Madrid, thanks to a late goal from Jude Bellingham in the 81st minute.
Who scored the game-winning goal for Real Madrid?
Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid’s recent £88.5 million acquisition from Borussia Dortmund, scored the decisive goal in the 81st minute of the match.
How did the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) come into play?
VAR disallowed an early goal by Celta Vigo’s Jorgen Strand Larsen. The referee ruled out the goal upon VAR review, denying Celta an early lead in the match.
Was there a penalty in the match?
Yes, Celta Vigo’s goalkeeper, Ivan Villar, fouled Real Madrid’s Rodrygo and gave away a penalty. However, Villar redeemed himself by saving the ensuing penalty kick.
Did any player get injured during the match?
Yes, Real Madrid’s forward Vinicius Junior limped off the field in the 18th minute due to what appeared to be a hamstring strain.
How many goals has Jude Bellingham scored for Real Madrid so far in La Liga?
Jude Bellingham has scored four goals in just his first three appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga.
What were the possession stats for both teams?
Real Madrid dominated ball possession with 64%, while Celta Vigo had 36% of the ball possession.
How many shots did each team have?
Celta Vigo had 13 shots, while Real Madrid had 10 shots during the match.
What is the significance of this win for Real Madrid?
The win helps Real Madrid maintain their 100% start in La Liga, fortifying their dominant presence in the league.
Was this match particularly important for any player?
Yes, Jude Bellingham, who joined Real Madrid for £88.5 million this summer, continued to justify his hefty price tag with his late-game heroics.
More about Jude Bellingham late winner
- Real Madrid Official Site: Match Summary
- La Liga Official Stats
- Jude Bellingham’s Transfer Details
- ESPN: Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo Full Match Highlights
- Sky Sports: In-depth Analysis of the Match
- BBC Sports: VAR and Its Impact on the Game
- Injury Update on Vinicius Junior
- Ivan Villar’s Penalty Save Analysis
- Historical Stats Between Real Madrid and Celta Vigo