Jude Bellingham stunned as dramatic ‘winner’ for Real Madrid ruled out as referee blows final whistle with ball in air

JUDE BELLINGHAM’S dramatic winner for Real Madrid was ruled out because the referee had already blown his whistle.

The England star thought he had pinched three points for Los Blancos in the 99th minute of their 2-2 draw with Valencia.

Jude Bellingham couldn't believe it as his 'winner' was ruled out


Jude Bellingham couldn’t believe it as his ‘winner’ was ruled outCredit: Getty

Bellingham, 20, leapt highest in the box to head Brahim Diaz’s cross into the home side’s net.

But his celebrations were brutally cut short after realising ref Jesus Gil Manzano had ended the game while the cross was in the air.

Irate Bellingham was even shown a red card for his furious protests as the official headed off the Mestalla pitch.

Madrid’s former Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was also dismissed in the aftermath.

Manzano had initially indicated seven minutes of additional time, following a lengthy delay for a freak leg injury suffered by Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby.

That time had passed, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side were piling on pressure searching for a winner and Manzano blew with Madrid’s attack in full flow.

The draw costs Bellingham and Co the chance to go nine points clear of surprise package Girona at the top of LaLiga.

And now talisman Bellingham – the league’s top scorer with 16 goals – will face a ban.


Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni wasted no time in slamming the officials on social media.

Just minutes after the whistle, the Frenchman wrote on X: “That’s embarrassing.”

I’m a Real Madrid legend and Ballon d’Or runner-up, Jude Bellingham is the best player I’ve seen in a very long time

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