FT: Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin, Jude Bellingham Net Late WINNER! [VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS]
Real Madrid survived a major scare by Champions League debutants to grab a deserved narrow 1-0 win over the Bundesliga side, MySportDab reports.
It was a crazy game for Real Madrid as the Los Blancos sweat to find an opening goal from the start.
Union Berlin gave a strong defensive display and nearly ran out with a point from Santiago Bernabeu.
It would have been a big upset for the Laliga giants going into the game as favorites against the Champions League debutants.
The Bundesliga contingents were on top of their game, sitting back to defend while hoping to catch their hosts on the counter.
Madrid labored but could not find the back of the net despite coming across a lot of chances and numerous and securing cornerkicks as they mount pressure.
Rodrygo hit the woodwork with his powerful acrobatic in a missed opportunity while Modric’s thunderbolt strike from 25 yards out was pointed out by Union Berlin goalkeeper.
A combination of ill-luck for Real Madrid and superb defending and goalkeeping by Union Berlin kept Union Berlin in the game throughout 90 minutes without conceding a goal.
The German club nearly ran out with a point before Real Madrid finally scored in the 93rd minute to drown all efforts by the visitors.
The goal came after substitute Valverde cleared out on the outwide, close to the box, after receiving a pass from Real Madrid’s corner.
The Colombian then fired on goal but Union Berlin goalkeeper blocked it.
The rebound fell on Jude Bellingham’s path who was left unmarked in the box before he volleyed in the late goal to secure the win.
It was a brilliant but a subpar delivery by Real Madrid, who wasted a lot of chances before finally breaking the goal deadlock.
The Los Blancos have now kicked off their Champions League campaign on a winning note thanks to Jude Bellingham’s strike.
Bellingham has now scored 6 goals in six starts for Real Madrid this season.
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