Bellingham sent off in Real Madrid, Valencia dramatic draw

Jude Bellingham was sent off for complaining after the final whistle denied him a winning goal for Real Madrid in a dramatic game at Valencia. Vinicius Jr scored twice at the Mestalla, where he was the victim of racist abuse last season, as Real came from 2-0 behind to salvage a point and move seven points clear at the top of La Liga.

Bellingham thought he had won the game six minutes into stoppage time when he headed in from close range, but referee Gil Manzano had blown the whistle to end the game before the cross had been delivered. Real players and staff surrounded Manzano, and Bellingham was shown a red card for his part in the protests.

Hugo Duro put Valencia in front, scoring his 12th goal of the campaign by turning in Fran Perez’s scuffed shot.

Three minutes later Roman Yaremchuk intercepted Dani Carvajal’s pass to Andriy Lunin before rounding the keeper and sliding into an open goal.

Vinicius prodded in from close range after keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili failed to deal with Carvajal’s cross.



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