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4-1: Real Madrid triumphs over Villareal at the Santiago Bernabeu

Jude Bellingham
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The clash began with both teams having different objectives for the remainder of the season.Real Madrid aimed to close the gap with league leaders Girona, while Villarreal lookedforward to improve their league position after an inconsistent campaign.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

Real Madrid, sitting in second place, were determined to secure a victory to close the gap with league leaders Girona. Despite the absence of some players due to injury, Jude Bellingham continued to be a key contributor in the attack by opening the scoring for thehosts by heading an obscene cross from Modric at 24th minute.

Bellingham
Jude Bellingham

However a right footed shotfrom Rodrygo, which was initially disallowed for offside at the 38th minute doubled the leadfor Los Blancos. In less than 10 minutes into the second half, Jose Luis Morales pulled backa goal for the visitors,keeping his scoring form going. Brahim perfectly finished a stunningdribble scoring a 3rd, to the excitement of the crowd. Shortly, the Croatian maestro curled one to the bottom corner for the hosts right after Rodrygo was tackled in the box.

Luka Modric
Luka Modric and Brahim Diaz

 

The crowdat the Bernabeu gave Bellingham a standing ovation as he was subbed off by Ceballos soon after a foul wasn’t given against him.Real Madrid’s recent league draw with Real Betis had left them two points behind the leaders, and they were eager to bounce back with a win.On the other hand, Villarreal entered the match sitting in 13th place, struggling for points in their recent league fixtures.Despite a Europa League win over Rennes, Villarreal faced a challenging encounter againstReal Madrid. With a significant point gap between them and European qualification spots, Marcelino’s side’s chances of securing European action for the next season seems slimunless they win the Europa League.

Rodrygoes
Rodrygoes

 

The match itself turned out to be a thrilling contest, with both teams displaying determination and skill. Real Madrid managed to secure an easy 4-1 victory, showcasing their offensivestrength. The result would be a boost for Real Madrid as they continue their pursuit of the LaLiga title. As the final whistle blew, Real Madrid celebrated their win, while Villarreal faced the reality of a difficult league campaign and the need for a strong performance in the Europa League to secure European football for the next season

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