Real Madrid 2-1 Getafe: Player ratings as Jude Bellingham saves the day once again


Jude Bellingham maintained Real Madrid’s winning start to the new LaLiga campaign with a late strike against Getafe.

Borja Mayoral scored the new Santiago Bernabéu’s first goal against his former club by capitalizing on a defensive error by Fran Garcia.

But Joselu equalized for Los Blancos just two minutes after the break when he pounced on Djené’s half-volley deep inside the visitors’ area.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side continue to turn up the heat as Toni Kroos’ effort hit the post less than 10 minutes after their equaliser.

Dani Carvajal was also frustrated by the woodwork as the hosts looked no closer to securing an opening win for their rebuilt home side.

But Bellingham grabbed the winner in the fifth minute of overtime after David Soria missed Lucas Vázquez’s long-range shot.

Real Madrid player ratings (4-3-1-2)

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 4/10 – Easily rounded by the hardly agile Mayoral.

RB: Dani Carvajal – 5/10 – Tasked with ploughing up and down the right flank throughout, Carvajal got a second wind from somewhere in the second half.

CB: Antonio Rudiger – 5/10 – Growing up playing in Berlin’s football cages, Rudiger wasn’t fazed by Getafe’s bruising approach – if anything, he seemed to enjoy it a little too much and avoided a potential red card.

CB: David Alaba – 5/10 – Had his head in his hands after his role in the opening goal but Garcia was just as culpable.

LB: Fran Garcia – 2/10 – Guilty of an awful hospital pass that gifted Getafe the lead. Failed to do enough to make up for that error before getting hooked at half-time.

CM: Luka Modric – 6/10 – Much more influential when he drifted infield but Madrid’s system naturally pushed the skipper wide.

CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 4/10 – Always in a rush, Tchouameni never seemed to have full control over his body or the ball.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 5/10 – Tried to act as the link between midfield and attack with mixed success.

AM: Jude Bellingham – 8/10 – Every touch was greeted with a roar of approval and anticipation from a Madrid crowd that had a new star, and he responded with yet another winning goal.

ST: Joselu – 6/10 – Took practically the first chance that fell his way well. Much more involved after the break.

ST: Rodrygo – 4/10 – Ran with blinders on, rarely looking up to spot his new strike partner.


SUB: Toni Kroos (46′ for Camavinga) – 8/10 – The normally ice-cool midfielder was well and truly fired up, completely changing the complexion of the contest.

SUB: Nacho Fernandez (46′ for Garcia) – 6/10 – His arrival allowed Alaba to shuffle across to left-back and gallop forward.

SUB: Brahim Diaz (76′ for Modric) – 5/10

SUB: Lucas Vazquez (76′ for Carvajal) – 5/10

SUB: Fede Valverde (80′ for Tchouameni) – 5/10

Subs not used: Lunin (GK), Gonzalez (GK), Paz, Garcia


Carlo Ancelotti – 5/10 – The diamond system that Ancelotti has persisted with robs Madrid of any width – forcing a crush of bodies up against Getafe’s centrally compact block. The Italian’s half-time reshuffle certainly made a difference and he just about emerged unscathed.

Player of the match: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *