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Real Madrid vs Club Brugge: 3 reasons why the game ended in a draw | Champions League 2019/20

  • Real Madrid scored a late equaliser against Club Brugge, avoiding defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Tony Akatugba
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:38 IST

#2 Emmanuel Bonaventure's Midas touch

Emmanuel Bonaventure lobs Thibaut Courtois for his brace
Emmanuel Bonaventure lobs Thibaut Courtois for his brace

The 21-year-old Emmanuel Bonaventure was on fire against Los Blancos, as anything he touched seemed to turn to gold. For his first goal, he poorly controlled the ball, but that was enough to get Thibaut Courtois sprawled on the ground helplessly.

For his second, he dispossessed Luka Modric, ran towards Madrid's goal, and almost stumbled, but he was able to beat Courtois once again, as he lobbed the ball expertly over the big Belgian for his second.

The Nigerian had a total of three shots in the game and all were on target.

#1 The resilence of Real Madrid

Real Madrid
Real Madrid's skipper, Sergio Ramos

Conceding those two goals in the first half undoubtedly rattled Los Blancos, as thoughts of the disastrous night in Paris during matchday 1 must have come flooding in.

However, Zinedine Zidane and his men held their heads high, as Los Merengues kept chipping away, searching for an opening, and in the 55th minute, Sergio Ramos gave his men a glimmer of hope by heading home a Karim Benzema cross.

Madrid kept piling on the pressure, and Club Brugge succumbed finally, with their captain Ruud Vormer conceding a freekick and getting sent off late in the game. Los Blancos' midfield enforcer, Casemiro, rose above the Brugge rearguard to power home the ball into the back of the net, rescuing Madrid from what would have been an embarrassing home defeat.

Published 02 Oct 2019, 03:27 IST
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