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Bellingham scores the winner in the comeback on the return to the Bernabéu

MATCH REPORT. 02/09/2023. Rodrigo Salamanca. Photographer: Víctor Carretero/Antonio Villalba/Helios de la Rubia/Alejandro Matías

Real Madrid overturn Mayoral's goal with goals from Joselu and the Englishman to remain unbeaten at the top of LaLiga.

Real Madrid returned to the Santiago Bernabéu in style and treated their fans to another comeback. Getafe took the lead with a goal before the first quarter of an hour, Joselu equalised and a Bellingham strike, his fifth in four games, gave the LaLiga leaders their fourth win in a row.

They were up against it after 11 minutes when Mayoral put Getafe 1-0 up. Twelve minutes later, Melero López awarded a penalty for Aleñá bringing down Bellingham, but after being alerted by the VAR and seeing the play on the monitor he overturned his decision. Shortly afterwards, Joselu sent a first-time volley wide after controlling the ball with his chest.
Madrid began to create clear chances, as Modrić had an opportunity on the half-hour mark after heading in Fran Garcia's cross. But David Soria kept out the effort with a crucial fingertip save. The goalkeeper was at the heart of the action again on 40 minutes, keeping out Joselu's close-range shot to avoid an equaliser. Two minutes later, Bellingham claimed a penalty when Djene made contact with his supporting leg inside the area.

Video.2-1: Bellingham scores the winner in the comeback on the return to the Bernabéu

Our team came out swinging after the break and equalised right at the start of the second half. The Getafe defence turned the ball away for a corner, which was picked up by Modrić on the edge of the box. The Croatian whipped in a lovely cross with the outside of his right foot, Djene got a hand to it and Joselu collected the rebound and fired home to make it 1-1 (47 mins). Ancelotti's men pinned Getafe back and could have taken the lead minutes later when Kroos' left-footed shot hit the post. The German got hold of the ball again but his shot was saved by the visitors' keeper.
Decisive Bellingham
Real Madrid's dominance was total. The post again saved the visitors from a Carvajal cross-shot and, in the next move, Soria pulled off a great save from Joselu's first-time shot. In the 88th minute, Rodrygo tried his luck with a shot that went just over. It was Bellingham, with his fifth goal in four games, who sealed the comeback in the 95th minute, beating the Getafe defence to Soria's rebound from Lucas Vázquez's shot to make it 2-1. Rodrygo then had a chance to extend the lead, but his shot was tipped over the crossbar. Madrid go into the international break at the top of LaLiga without knowing defeat.