Real Madrid’s commanding 4-0 La Liga victory over Girona had a bittersweet undertone as Jude Bellingham had to exit the match due to injury. Despite the setback, Los Blancos extended their title lead by five points with a dominant performance in the Spanish capital.
Bellingham, who contributed two goals in an exceptional midfield display under Carlo Ancelotti, suffered the injury in the second half, prompting visible concern from the home fans. While Real Madrid fans celebrated the win, discussions post-match revolved around Bellingham’s fitness.
With the Champions League campaign set to resume with a midweek clash against RB Leipzig, Bellingham’s participation hangs in the balance. In the post-match press conference, Ancelotti confirmed that Bellingham sustained an ankle sprain, providing no further details. Given the limited time between games, his recovery before the midweek fixture seems unlikely.
The club’s medical staff will assess Bellingham once the swelling subsides, with an update expected in the next 48 hours. The anticipation surrounding Bellingham’s condition adds an element of uncertainty to Real Madrid’s upcoming challenges in both domestic and European competitions.