Real Madrid returned to action after the international break with another victory and currently leads La Liga, pending Girona’s result against Athletic Club. Their victory came in Cádiz in a game that featured numerous chances and a strong defensive performance.
Rodrygo scored either side of halftime to ensure Ancelotti’s side’s superiority was recognized. Jude Bellingham scored the third goal, a left-footed effort off an assist from the Brazilian. The Englishman has now scored 11 goals in the competition.
The game began with both teams attacking each other’s penalty areas. Real Madrid had the first chance after only three minutes, thanks to a cross from Carvajal that hit Chris Ramos and almost caught Ledesma off guard. The home team came close twice, with headers from Chris Ramos and Navarro in the 11th and 13th minutes, respectively.
There was no break as Ancelotti’s team took the lead a minute later thanks to a marvelous goal from Rodrygo. After being sent through on the left side of the box, the Brazilian made two exquisite moves to beat Zaldua, Álex, and R. Alcaraz. He then fired a right-footed shot into the top corner of the Cádiz goal. With a risky cross from Modrić that Bellingham was unable to quite get on the end of, Real Madrid could have even increased their lead in the eighteenth minute.
The intensity of the game dropped after that, and the game ended with few chances, aside from a long-range left-footed strike from Roger with 40 minutes on the clock, which Lunin did well to turn behind for a corner, and a shot from Kroos five minutes later, which was cleared off the line by R. Alcaraz.
Rodrygo had a chance to make it 2-0 in the 54th minute after the break, but he couldn’t find the net when one-on-one with Ledesma. Madrid’s second goal seemed inevitable, but Ancelotti’s men were once again unlucky when Modri’s fierce shot from the edge of the area hit the post.
Two minutes later, Rodrygo finished off a quick counter-attack with another fine finish after a couple of feints that saw him round Fali and Javi Hernández. With over 25 minutes remaining, the score was 2-0. Real Madrid delivered a complete performance, prompting Ancelotti to replace Modri, who left the Nuevo Mirandilla to a standing ovation. Ceballos replaced him in the 69th minute after returning from injury. The visitors’ third goal came five minutes later.
Bellingham scored with his left foot, thanks to a pass from Rodrygo, who assisted on all three of our team’s goals. The English midfielder, who leads the league with 11 goals, would not be denied his chance to score. Gonzalo made his academy debut, and Lunin was outstanding again in stoppage time after a close-range effort from Ocampo.