Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo, Jude Bellingham scores
Posted : 26 August 2023
Real Madrid continued their perfect start in La Liga as England midfielder Jude Bellingham secured a late 81st-minute victory against Celta Vigo. Bellingham, who has already netted four league goals in just three appearances, headed in a flick-on from Joselu to clinch the win.
Celta Vigo had an early chance with Jorgen Strand Larsen's strike, but the goal was disallowed after the video assistant referee (VAR) intervention. Madrid's keeper Ivan Villar then thwarted Rodrygo's penalty attempt in the second half after bringing him down in the box.
Despite a frantic match where Madrid struggled to find their rhythm, they were fortunate that Larsen's early finish was nullified due to a foul on visiting keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. In the latter stages of the game, Madrid increased the pressure, and Bellingham's header into the far corner ultimately made the difference at Estadio Municipal de Balaidos.
However, Madrid's victory was somewhat marred by an injury to forward Vinicius Junior, who had to leave the field in the 18th minute with what appeared to be a hamstring strain.