Real Madrid secured a 2-1 victory over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, maintaining their perfect record in the 2023-2024 La Liga season. The fourth round of matches in La Liga saw Real Madrid playing their first home game of the new season. Despite conceding an early goal, goals from José Lu and Bellingham led to a comeback win of 2-1. Currently, Real Madrid tops the La Liga standings with 12 points.
Bellingham has been instrumental, scoring in all four rounds of matches. His five goals have either equalized the score, put Real Madrid ahead, or clinched the victory, making them all incredibly valuable. Bellingham is currently averaging more than one goal per game for Real Madrid.
With another attacking force, Vinicius, sidelined due to injury, the responsibility on Bellingham’s shoulders has increased. Real Madrid had a shaky start in this match, with former Real Madrid player Mayoral opening the scoring for Getafe just 11 minutes into the game. Mayoral had joined Getafe from Real Madrid last August for a transfer fee of 10 million euros.
In the second half, José Lu quickly equalized for Real Madrid. Both teams were locked in a stalemate for an extended period, until Bellingham netted the decisive goal. Real Madrid secured a 2-1 victory over Getafe
The cheers at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium were among the most resounding I’ve heard in any stadium. “After the game, Real Madrid fans loudly chanted my name. And I couldn’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed by the moment. I just wanted to stand there quietly and savor it.” Bellingham said on September 3rd, after scoring the match-winning goal in La Liga. He expressed gratitude for the recognition from Real Madrid’s home crowd. Bellingham appreciates the platform that Real Madrid provides. And he believes that La Liga’s technical style of play suits him better. The level of competition in La Liga is not as intense as the Premier League, which works in his favor for personal growth.
Bellingham not only strategizes on the field but also has a strong sense of self-determination. He turned down offers from Premier League giants like Liverpool and firmly chose to join Real Madrid. Real Madrid spent 129.5 million euros to bring players in, making them the flagbearers of La Liga. This summer, there were four players worldwide with transfer fees reaching or exceeding 100 million euros, namely Bellingham, Kane, Rice, and Kessie. While Kane struggles to score consistently in the Bundesliga, Rice performs decently at Arsenal, and Kessie occasionally makes errors at Chelsea. Bellingham, with a fixed transfer fee of 103 million euros, offers the best value for money. Some fans even jest that Borussia Dortmund should ask Real Madrid for more money right now.