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2-2 Club Brugge: Zinedine Zidane's men left frustrated in Champions League clash despite late Casemiro header rescuing a point for the hosts fought back from two goals down to rescue a point at the Bernabeu against Club Brugge The Belgian side's bizarre opener came when Emmanuel Dennis scuffed his effort past Thibaut Courtois  Dennis' untidy finish had been initially chalked off for offside but then promptly awarded after a VAR check Brugge doubled their shock lead six minutes before the break when Dennis lobbed the onrushing Courtois Sergio Ramos hauled the hosts back into the game after nodding home a teasing cross from Karim Benzema Casemiro then scored a late header from Toni Kroos' delivery to earn the hosts a share of the spoils 

By Pete Jenson for MailOnline

Published: 19:49 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 19:56 BST, 1 October 2019

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Brugge were falling over themselves to beat at the Santiago Bernabeu but Real staged a dramatic two-goal comeback to take their first Champions League point of the season.

Twice Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis stumbled as he shot and twice his effort still beat Thibaut Courtois.

The 21-year-old Nigerian forward – Dennis the Menace to Madrid’s comic strip first half defending – gave the Belgian champions a first half 2-0 lead but they could not hold on.

Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis netted a brace as the Belgian side held Real Madrid to a point at the Bernabeu

Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis netted a brace as the Belgian side held to a point at the Bernabeu

Sergio Ramos headed in the first of Madrid’s goals and after Brugge had their skipper sent off Casemiro headed in Toni Kroos’ free-kick to the leave the match at 2-2. Who says group games in this competition are boring?

There were nine minutes on the clock when Club Brugge took the lead. Brighton loanee Percy Tau was through down the left and when the South African international crossed, Dennis arrived to finish.

His first touch was poor, his second touch was worse. But with it, the ball cannoned off his shin and past Courtois who had already dived – completely thrown by Dennis’ wayward first touch.

The fortunate finish had initially been ruled out for offside but the decision was promptly overturned after a VAR check

The fortunate finish had initially been ruled out for offside but the decision was promptly overturned after a VAR check

MATCH FACTS

: Courtois (Areola 46), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho (Marcelo 46), Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Vasquez (Vinicius Jnr 66), Hazard, Benzema

Unused substitutes: Militao, Valverde, Jovic, Isco

Scorers: Ramos 55, Casemiro 85

Booked: Hazard  

Club Brugge: Mignolet, Mata, Mechele, Deli, Ricca, Vormer, Rits, Vanaken, Diatta, Tau (Schrijvers 90), Dennis (Openda 70 (Cools 87))

Unused substitutes:

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