Jude Bellingham hails ‘Christmas miracle’ as 10-man Real Madrid tops La Liga with last-gasp win over Alaves.
Jude Bellingham imparts festive joy as ten-man Real Madrid secures a belated triumph to conclude the year atop La Liga.
Despite captain Nacho’s second expulsion of the season, Madrid clinched a pivotal victory, with diminutive full-back Lucas Vazquez netting the decisive 92nd-minute header from Toni Kroos’ pinpoint corner. Bellingham, drawing the attention of Alaves defenders, conveyed his elation on Instagram, deeming it a “Lucas Vazquez Christmas miracle! Hasta el final! [Until the end]”
This theatric triumph, coupled with Girona’s draw, propelled Madrid to the zenith of the table, level on points with the unforeseen contender Girona. Bellingham, the revelation of the season, concludes the year as La Liga’s premier scorer with an impressive tally of 13 goals from midfield.
As the year concludes, Madrid relishes the summit, with a seven-point chasm separating them from Barcelona, whose performances have been less than convincing. Bellingham and his compatriots can now luxuriate in a brief respite before a packed January itinerary featuring league and Spanish Cup engagements, culminating in a sojourn to Saudi Arabia for the.