In Friday night’s match, Celta Vigo put up a resilient performance against Real Madrid, who once again found themselves indebted to Jude Bellingham as he secured the crucial goal, resulting in a 1-0 victory. Real Madrid encountered an early setback when Vinicius Jr. had to leave the field due to injury, depriving them of a key creative force. However, Jude Bellingham, playing an advanced role under Carlo Ancelotti’s guidance, managed to break free and convert a late corner kick delivered by Toni Kroos.
This goal marked Jude Bellingham’s continued contribution to Real Madrid as they clinched a late win against Celta Vigo in La Liga on Friday night. Real Madrid was aiming to extend their winning streak, having secured two consecutive victories, and they were already at the top of La Liga, determined not to fall short as they did against Barcelona in the previous season.
Celta Vigo, on the other hand, was eager to improve upon their single point in the league and came close to scoring when Jorgen Strand Larsen found the net. Unfortunately, the referee disallowed the goal, believing that Madrid’s new goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, had been obstructed by the player moments earlier.
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s manager, would have been disappointed to see Vinicius Jr. forced off the field due to injury in the middle of the first half, disrupting Real’s rhythm. In the second half, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric were introduced into the game just after the hour mark.
Four minutes later, Rodrygo was brought down in the box by Ivan Villar, earning Real Madrid a penalty opportunity. However, the goalkeeper made an excellent save from the Brazilian striker.
With less than 10 minutes remaining in the match, Jude Bellingham’s close-range header secured victory for Real Madrid.
3′ – GOAL! CELTA 1-0 REAL MADRID – LARSEN SCORES – The ball was swung in, Kepa punched it away, but the ball reached Beltran at the edge of the box. His low shot was deflected past the keeper by Larsen.
5′ – GOAL DISALLOWED – A tough decision from the referee, and the score remains 0-0.
11′ – VINICIUS DOWN – After his run and pass to Rodrygo, Vinicius had to leave the field for treatment.
66′ – PENALTY! – Ivan Villar rushed out and brought down Rodrygo in the box.
68′ – RODRYGO MISSES – The keeper dived to the right and parried away the strike!
81′ – GOAL! CELTA 0-1 REAL MADRID – BELLINGHAM SCORES – The England midfielder evaded his marker and deftly headed the ball past the keeper from Joselu’s flick-on.