Bellingham stars as Real Madrid crush Girona in title race
In a highly anticipated clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid cruised to a 4-0 victory over Girona FC, further solidifying their lead in the LaLiga title race. The comfortable win keeps Real Madrid five points ahead of the Catalan club.
Despite a 15-game unbeaten streak in the league since their previous defeat to Real in September, Girona’s ambition to overtake the standings was thwarted, leaving them in second place behind Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.
Real Madrid asserted dominance from the opening whistle, with Vinicius Jr. curling a right-footed shot past the keeper in the 5th minute. Los Blancos continued to pressure Girona’s defense, looking to extend their lead. Juanpe shoved Camavinga in the 21st minute, yielding a dangerous free kick saved by Gazzaniga.
Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid’s dynamic midfielder, doubled the lead in the 34th minute with a clinical finish from an audacious pass by Vinicius Jr. At halftime, Real Madrid held a comfortable 2-0 advantage.
Bellingham struck again early in the second half, scoring his 16th league goal before exiting the match to a standing ovation. Girona FC continued to defend resolutely, but a misjudgment by Yan Couto paved the way for Rodrygo to make it 4-0.
With the game firmly in hand, Ancelotti made substitutions, including giving Arda Guler his Santiago Bernabéu debut. Guler earned a penalty, further emphasizing Real Madrid’s relentless attack. The match ended with Los Blancos maintaining their top position and unbeaten home record.