Real Madrid avoided a shock defeat at the Bernabeu in the UEFA Champions League game against Belgian side Club Brugge on Tuesday which ended in a 2 all draw.
Madrid had to fight back after going down to 2 goals by Bonaventure Dennis in the first half. The Nigerian striker saw luck shine on him for both of the goals which he didn’t hesitate to put away and heap more misery on Thibaut Courtois.
Zinedine Zidane’s men were awful at best in the first half of the game but leveled up in the second half through Sergio Ramos for the first, thanks to a controversial call from VAR, and Casemiro for the second, the latter’s goal coming after Club Brugge’s captain Ruud Vormer was sent off.
The result flattered Real Madrid who could have been further down in the game at halftime. It can be recalled that they were thrashed at the Parc des Princes by PSG a few weeks back and this is not what is expected from a club of Real Madrid’s caliber.
This could pass for Real Madrid’s worst start in the UEFA Champions League as they’ve never failed to win in any of their first two games in the competition.
This was a record that lasted for 17 years as the competition began in 1992/93. The Los Blancos are missing Cristiano Ronaldo as they’ve been average without the talismanic Portuguese who played vital roles in their UCL successes in recent times.
This is unimaginable but Real Madrid’s start could see them leave the competition in the group stage if they don’t buckle up. Their next game is a trip away to Turkey to face Galatasaray in another tricky game where failure to garner all 3 points could spell doom for them.