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Why Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham was denied late winner in Valencia draw

Jude Bellingham Real Madrid Valencia

“It plays with your heart,” Jude Bellingham said earlier this season, “but I love the comebacks.”

  • Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw with Valencia on Saturday night
  • Bellingham’s 99th-minute header came after the referee’s full-time whistle
  • The Englishman was sent off for his protestations

Real Madrid’s latest superstar thought he had sealed another dramatic turnaround against Valencia on Saturday night only to be denied by a punctual parp of the referee’s whistle. One can only imagine Jesus Gil Manzano’s heart rate as a flood of Madrid players swarmed him, racked with blinding rage.

Bellingham initially wheeled away to celebrate a 99th-minute header which would have secured a dramatic victory for the league-leading visitors. Instead, the young Englishman ended the 2-2 draw with a red card after charging towards Gil Manzano and repeatedly shouting: “It’s a f***ing goal!”