Real Madrid showcased their resilience and determination as they secured a remarkable come-from-behind victory against UD Almería at the Power Horse Stadium. Thanks to a sensational brace from Jude Bellingham, Los Blancos extended their winning streak to three consecutive LaLiga away matches, firmly establishing their dominance in the league.
The match started in a surprising fashion as Almería took an early lead in the third minute, catching Real Madrid off guard. A swift counter-attack from the hosts left Toni Kroos exposed, allowing former Los Blancos youth team player Sergio Arribas to nod in an unexpected opener. However, undeterred by this setback, Real Madrid quickly regrouped and found the equalizer through Bellingham, who displayed remarkable awareness and composure to prod home from close range.
Throughout the first half, Almería posed a constant threat to Real Madrid’s defense, forcing goalkeeper Andriy Lunin into making several crucial saves. Just before halftime, Real Madrid thought they had taken the lead when Kroos unleashed a thunderous strike into the back of the net. However, after a VAR check, the goal was disallowed due to a foul in the build-up from Dani Carvajal.
The second half remained evenly contested for another 15 minutes until a moment of brilliance separated the two sides. Carlo Ancelotti’s men showcased their quality as Kroos delivered an enticing inswinging cross, tempting Almería’s new arrival Luís Maximiano off his line. Exploiting the goalkeeper’s misjudgment, Bellingham capitalized on the opportunity and headed the ball into an empty net, securing his third goal in just two games for Real Madrid. With just over 15 minutes left to play, Vinícius Júnior further sealed the victory for Real Madrid with a deflected effort from inside the box, finding the top-left corner of the net.
Despite their valiant efforts, Almería was left disappointed once again, suffering their fifth defeat in eight head-to-head encounters with Real Madrid. However, it would be unfair to overlook the courageous display showcased by Vicente Moreno’s side against one of Europe’s elite teams. Almería will now shift their focus to their upcoming match against Cádiz, as they strive to secure their first points of the campaign. Meanwhile, Real Madrid will aim to maintain their flawless start to the season when they face RC Celta de Vigo.
Real Madrid’s victory against Almería highlights their ability to bounce back from early setbacks and showcases their unwavering determination to succeed in LaLiga. With Jude Bellingham’s exceptional brace and a moment of brilliance from Kroos, Los Blancos demonstrated their attacking prowess and defensive resilience. As the season progresses, it will be fascinating to see if Real Madrid can maintain their impressive form and continue their pursuit of LaLiga glory.