Jude Bellingham continued his dream start in a Real Madrid shirt, proving crucial in a valuable away win.
Madrid turned in a messy showing in a hostile environment, but were bailed out by a spellbinding 80 minutes from their big-money signing to capture a 3-1 win on the road.
Los Blancos’ struggles showed early on. Almeria only needed three minutes to open the scoring, with Sergio Arribas sneaking in at the back post to head past Andriy Lunin after a sweeping counter.
Bellingham pulled Madrid level shortly after, though, poking one into the far corner after a frantic sequence inside the Almeria box. Los Blancos thought they had another on the stroke of half time, but saw Toni Kroos curled strike chalked off due to a foul in the build-up.Madrid were much improved in the second half, and their marquee newcomer led the charge. He bagged his second with a fine header, sneaking into the box and meeting Toni Kroos’ pinpoint cross. Bellingham went on to set up the third, findings Vinicius Jr just inside the box, whose deflected shot looped over the goalkeeper to seal three points.