By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 19:49 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 19:56 BST, 1 October 2019
Brugge were falling over themselves to beat Real Madrid 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
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
Real Madrid: 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
Club Brugge: Mignolet, Mata, Mechele, Deli, Ricca, Vormer, Rits, Vanaken, Diatta, Tau (Schrijvers 90), Dennis (Openda 70 (Cools 87))