Jude Bellingham Scored Again for Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham continued his excellent start in La Liga with a late header to earn all three points for Real Madrid against Celta Vigo.

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The England international scored his fourth goal in three matches in La Liga to help Real Madrid earn three important points against Celta Vigo. Rodrygo missed a penalty for Real Madrid, while Vinicius Junior went off in the first half after suffering a thigh problem. Kepa Arrizabalaga made his debut in goal for Real Madrid on loan from Chelsea as a replacement for the injured Thibaut Courtois. Carlo Ancelotti continued with Jude Bellingham in the No. 10 position, where he is looking lethal.

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What happened in the match?

Jude Bellingham found a gap in Celta's defensive armour as former Madrid manager Rafa Benitez lined up with a sturdy five-man defensive line. Celta could have gone ahead early on but Jorgen Strand Larsen's goal was ruled out for a soft foul by the forward on Arrizabalaga. Joselu, who came in the place of Vini, had a goal chalked off for offside.

Madrid found it hard to get Bellingham on the ball amid Celta's suffocating defence. Rodrygo burst through to win a penalty. However, Celta shot-stopper, Villar produced a superb save from Rodrygo's spot-kick to keep the score level. Jude broke the deadlock in the 81st minute when he stayed onside and headed home from point-blank range after Joselu headed the ball toward goal.

The former Borussia Dortmund player previously said he is "10 times better" than last season because of the quality around him at Madrid, but he has been Los Blancos' best player so far this season. Madrid's performance was not as convincing as in their opening two triumphs but they maintained their 100 percent record and led the table by three points.

"It was a game that we had to mature, we needed patience and I'm happy for the points," Arrizabalaga told Real Madrid TV. "I'm getting confidence bit by bit, linking into the team. I'm excited to help, I'm happy with the clean sheet, for the result that we take away, and for the three points."

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