Modric and Bellingham Shine as Real Madrid Claims Commanding 4-1 Victory

Luka Modric, delivering a vintage display, and Jude Bellingham, serving as the perfect sidekick, propelled Real Madrid to the summit of La Liga with an impressive 4-1 triumph over a struggling Villarreal side.

In a seamless blend of experience and youthful vigor, Modric, at 38, orchestrated the first goal, setting up 20-year-old La Liga top scorer Bellingham with a sublime cross. Bellingham, displaying his goal-scoring prowess, executed a precise header to secure a 1-0 lead.

Real Madrid extended their lead just before halftime, as Rodrygo capitalized on a goalmouth scramble to slot home from close range. Villarreal briefly interrupted the Madrid dominance early in the second half, with Jose Morales exploiting defensive gaps and finding the net past a scrambling Andriy Lunin.

However, it was a largely comfortable night for Madrid. Brahim Diaz, after a mesmerizing run, secured the third goal, and Modric, deserving of a goal himself, sealed the victory with a composed finish into the bottom corner.

While recognizing that not every match will be as straightforward, Real Madrid efficiently navigated the challenge at hand, claiming the top spot in the La Liga standings on Sunday night.