Regardless of dominating possession, Actual Madrid struggled to interrupt down a resilient Union Berlin aspect who have been making their Champions League debut within the house of the 14-time European Cup winners.
Actual Madrid ahead Joselu was vigorous from the beginning however missed two headed alternatives early within the match.
The hosts made a quick begin to the second half and Rodrygo twice went near scoring the opener, having a shot saved by goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow from shut vary earlier than unleashing a thunderous volley that cannoned off the submit.
Carlo Ancelotti’s group continued to show the screw because the second half wore on with Union Berlin starting to flag, with the Italian supervisor bringing on Valverde and Toni Kroos.
Joselu, Antonio Rüdiger and Rodrygo all missed late alternatives to attain, however simply as Union Berlin appeared set for a shock outcome, the resistance of the Bundesliga aspect was pierced when midfielder Bellingham scored on his Champions League debut for Actual Madrid.
Whereas the guests can be bitterly disenchanted to have conceded so deep into stoppage time, they’ll take coronary heart from their efficiency and consider they’ve an actual likelihood to make it out of the group stage.
Union Berlin host Portugal’s Braga subsequent on October 3 whereas Actual Madrid go to Italian champions Napoli.