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Real Madrid Suffer Another Injury Blow With David Alaba’s Potential Season Ending ACL Scare As Bellingham Gets 17th Goal Of The Season In Big Villareal Win

Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola

Jude Bellingham was at the center of it again as Real Madrid recorded a convincing victory over Villarreal, Real Madrid went seven points clear of Barcelona and eight clear of Atletico Madrid. However, David Alaba’s ACL injury which could potentially keep him out until the end of the season dampened the team’s joy at returning to the top of La Liga.

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A resounding performance all round at the Bernabeu with Bellingham scoring the first goal, extending his incredible record to 17 goals in 20 games across all competitions. However, the news was not all positive as David Alaba. was substituted out in the first half due to what appeared to be a cruciate ligament tear.

Bellingham, who possesses center-forward stats, broke the tie on minute twenty-five with a goal of his own. Bellingham headed a header past Filip Jorgensen after Lucas Vazquez crossed the ball from the right to Luka Modric, who clipped a beautiful ball into the middle.


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Twelve minutes later, Rodrygo doubled Madrid’s lead when Villarreal failed to clear Modric’s corner. It was the Brazilian’s ninth goal in the previous 11 games. He scored from just inside the six-yard box.

It was that terrible moment for Alaba in between the goals. He seemed to severely twist his left knee as he applied pressure from behind to Gerard Moreno. After Nacho entered the game, Antonio Rudiger and he were the only players remaining in the middle of Real Madrid’s defense.

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In a crucial moment, following his team’s second consecutive defeat on Saturday, Xavi called Barcelona “one of the worst teams in Europe.”

Hugo Guillamon’s incredible goal early in the second half cancelled out Joao Felix’s opening goal holding the Spanish powerhouses to a 1-1 draw despite Barca dominating the majority of the match at the Mestalla, but they paid a price for missing several golden opportunities.

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Xavi was irritated by his team’s inability to eliminate opponents, a problem that has plagued them all season. Speaking following the draw, he said, “Valencia’s goal is a mistake, yes, but if we have to focus on something, it is effectiveness”.

“We can’t forgive these types of chances. We had the game under control, we had to make it 2-0 and score, we didn’t do it and that’s what we’re missing this season. We must be one of the worst teams in Europe in terms of effectiveness. It happened to us in Mallorca, in Granada”.

“We were superior to Atletico, and they came close to drawing even.” We had a chance to lead Girona 2-1 and then tie the game late on. We’re not performing effectively”.

Barca had 16 shots against Valencia, eight of which were on target. Valencia, on the other hand, mustered 11 shots, four of which were on target.

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