Real Madrid staged a stunning comeback, overcoming a 2-0 deficit against Almeria to secure a 3-2 victory in LaLiga. The thrilling match was marked by VAR controversy, with referee decisions and dramatic moments extending the game to a nine-minute stoppage time.
Almeria took an early lead with goals from Largie Ramazani and Edgar Gonzalez in the first half, leaving Real Madrid frustrated. In response, Real’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, made key halftime changes, bringing on Vinicius Jr and Jude Bellingham.
The comeback began with Bellingham converting a penalty in the 56th minute, but VAR disallowed a Sergio Arribas effort for Almeria. The match saw contentious decisions, including the overturning of a Vinicius Jr goal, initially ruled out for a handball but later deemed off the shoulder.
Despite Almeria’s protests and frustrations, Real Madrid sealed the victory in the ninth minute of added time. Jude Bellingham orchestrated a late attack, delivering a cross to Dani Carvajal, who secured the dramatic winner at the far post.
The victory propelled Real Madrid to the top of the LaLiga standings with 51 points, two ahead of Girona. However, the match’s VAR decisions stirred controversy, with Almeria’s manager and players expressing dissatisfaction, while Real Madrid defended the referee’s calls.