Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Jude Bellingham Scores Twice To Give Real Madrid EL CLASICO Win
Jude Bellingham’s ideal start to life at Real Madrid continued as he scored twice, including the game-winning goal in stoppage time, to help his new team win the first Clasico of the season. Ilkay Gundogan put Barcelona ahead early on before the Englishman grabbed center stage to equalize before his stunning late winner.
On his El Clasico debut, Jude Bellingham lived up to his billing, scoring a magnificent brace, including a 92nd-minute winner, to script an improbable Real Madrid comeback and sink a stubborn Barcelona, who were superior for the majority of the game, as the match concluded 2-1.
It was a game with a lot of aggressiveness but few chances, especially in the first half, and both goals seemed to come out of nowhere, with Ilkay Gundogan scoring his first goal for the Catalan club at the best time.
After Aurelien Tchouameni mistakenly threw the ideal through-ball into his own box, he beat a despairing David Alaba to score for Xavi’s side just six minutes in.
With Robert Lewandowski, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, and Juhan Kounde out from the starting XI, a tenacious Barcelona had plenty of chances in the first half, with Fermin Lopez hitting the crossbar, but Bellingham made them pay with 20 minutes remaining.
Bellingham got the ball outside the penalty area and smashed an out swinging effort under Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s top hand to equalize moments after Tchouameni had struck the woodwork from range.
And just as the game appeared to be heading for a draw, old and new combined with Luka Modric inadvertently feeding Bellingham, who fired home from point-blank range for victory.
The win keeps Real Madrid atop La Liga, tied on points with Girona and four points ahead of third-placed Barcelona.
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The visitors’ depth eventually proved decisive, with Ancelloti able to call on Modric from the bench as opposed to Xavi’s impact substitute, Romeu.
Bellingham would have certainly found the space for his first goal earlier in the game, but he still needed to deliver the precise shot, which arced away into the corner past a despairing Stegen, who may have been little disappointed to see it slip under his top hand.
Both teams had opportunities to win in the closing 20 minutes, but Real Madrid’s star power prevailed. The way Modric found Bellingham for the goal was certainly fortunate, but no visiting supporters will complain because it avenges Barcelona’s injury-time winner the last time the teams played.