Trailing 2-0 at half-time on home soil by bottom side Almeria, Real Madrid snatched victory (3-2) thanks to a goal from Carvajal at the end of added time on Sunday during the 21st day of La Liga to regain first place.
The indestructible Spanish full-back victoriously pushed a ball headed by Bellingham to offer three precious points to his team in the title race (90 9, 3-2). Real, logically groggy for its fourth match in ten days, including two overtimes against Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup (5-3) and the Copa del Rey (4-2), nevertheless takes a two-point lead over Girona, who face a Sevilla FC this evening on the brink, with a late match to play.
The recent winner of the Super Cup was surprised in the 39th second of play by an Andalusian team still without a victory this season, Ramazani concluding a beautiful collective movement with the flat of his foot. The Merengues, without a response, could only admire Edgar Gonzalez's powerful 20-meter volley which ended in Kepa's top corner (43rd, 2-0), allowing the Andalusians to make the break.
Carlo Ancelotti's men returned to the game in the second half thanks to the 14th goal in the league from their providential man Jude Bellingham, more than ever top scorer in La Liga, from a penalty (56th, 2-1).
They thought they would sink back a few minutes later when Sergio Arribas, trained at the club, scored a third goal which was ultimately canceled for a foul by Lopy on Bellingham at the start of the action. It then took a somewhat lucky recovery from Vinicius' shoulder on a perfect cross from Tchouaméni, validated after viewing the video, for Real to equalize (67th, 2-2), before exulting over the victorious goal by Carvajal (90 9, 3-2).