Jude Bellingham’s Goal Clinches Victory for Real Madrid Against Celta Vigo 1-0

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Real Madrid’s €103-million star player came through once again, scoring his fourth goal in three matches to help his team secure their third victory of the season. Jude Bellingham proved to be the hero for Real Madrid yet again as he headed in a late goal to defeat a well-organized Celta Vigo team. Despite facing challenges after Vinicius Jr got injured and had to leave the game, Los Blancos managed to pull off a hard-fought 1-0 away win. Bellingham’s goal-scoring streak continues, making it four goals in three games since the start of the La Liga season.

Real Madrid Against Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo had an early goal disallowed within the first four minutes, with Jorgen Strand Larsen’s effort ruled out due to a foul on Kepa Arrizabalaga in the build-up. However, Real Madrid’s luck didn’t hold for long. Vinicius Jr suffered a right thigh injury and had to exit the game just ten minutes later.

The absence of their star player was evident as Real Madrid struggled to create chances. Vinicius Jr’s replacement, Joselu, came close to scoring in the first half, but he was offside by a significant margin when he received a pass from Jude Bellingham. Bellingham also set up a great opportunity in the second half, delivering a pass to Rodrygo who was fouled by the Celta Vigo goalkeeper inside the box. Unfortunately, Rodrygo missed the resulting penalty.

However, Bellingham seized his own opportunity and made it count. The recent addition to the team secured the only goal of the match with a diving header from a well-executed corner routine, securing a 1-0 victory despite an otherwise lackluster performance.

Player Performances:

Goalkeeper & Defence

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga (6/10): Had a bit of luck with VAR disallowing Celta’s goal. Had little to do besides managing the clock in the final moments.
  • Dani Carvajal (8/10): Showed energy, strong tackling, and creativity on the right side. The most impressive display he has given this season up to this point.
  • Antonio Rudiger (7/10): Handled Celta’s forward duo reasonably well, filling in nicely for the injured Eder Militao.
  • David Alaba (7/10): Maintained composure against a robust striker in Strand Larsen and provided leadership to the defense.
  • Fran Garcia (6/10): Impressive in both attacking and defensive roles, showing improvement with each game.
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Midfield

  • Aurelien Tchouameni (6/10): Solid in tackles and improved his offensive contributions. Substituted for Kroos after an hour.
  • Federico Valverde (7/10): Started on the right and later moved to the left. Carried the ball effectively but could offer more in the final third, especially given the team’s thin attacking options.
  • Eduardo Camavinga (7/10): Reliable as always, winning the ball frequently and passing well. His dribbling skills are also improving. Unlucky to be substituted.
  • Jude Bellingham (8/10): The match winner once again. Provided an excellent reverse pass to assist in winning the penalty, and created other scoring opportunities.

Attack

  • Rodrygo (5/10): Linked up well with Vinicius initially but struggled when his strike partner left the field. Missed a penalty, squandering Madrid’s best chance.
  • Vinicius Jr (5/10): Showed energy and promise for a brief period before his hamstring injury forced him off. His absence is a concern for Ancelotti.

Substitutes & Manager

  • Joselu (6/10): Replaced Vinicius. Struggled to make an impact as he was positioned out wide, but his assist led to Bellingham’s winning goal.
  • Toni Kroos (6/10): Had a shaky start after coming on but helped Real Madrid gain control of the game.
  • Luka Modric (6/10): Looked somewhat out of rhythm due to limited playing time.
  • Nacho (6/10): Received a timely yellow card to prevent a potential late Celta Vigo counterattack.
  • Carlo Ancelotti (6/10): Fielded a strong lineup, but the team lacked effectiveness without Vinicius. Bellingham’s brilliance bailed out the team, highlighting the need for the star player’s prompt return.

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