Twitter Reacts as Real Madrid Stall in UCL Group Stages (Again) in 2-2 Draw With 10-Man Club Brugge

?Describing Real Madrid’s start to this season as a crisis might seem a bit extreme given the fact that they were only one game into the Champions League group stages heading into this match, as well as being top of La Liga.

But Zinedine Zidane knew another slip up in Europe against Club Brugge on Tuesday could pile even more pressure onto his future already.

Real Madrid enjoyed most of the ball during the early stages of the match, but the visitors scored with their first real move into the opposition half, with striker Emmanuel ‘Bonaventure’ Dennis bundling the ball over the line inside the opening 10 minutes, with what appeared to be an attempt to control the ball.

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It was hardly a vintage goal for the visitors, but it ensured that the crowd in the Spanish capital turned, something which might have played a part with missed chances for Real Madrid throughout the first-half.


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??Of course, the goal brought the inevitable calls for three-time Champions League-winning coach Zidane to get his P45…


Those calls for Zidane’s head only got worse before half-time too…

Real Madrid pushed on for an equaliser but ended up conceding again, with Brugge’s Dennis the beneficiary for the second time in the match after an awful mistake from Luka Modric.

An awful first-half saw Zidane make two changes at the break, stunningly bringing off Thibaut Courtois for substitute goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

  

It proved to be an inspired change as just moments after Areola made a vital save, Sergio Ramos pulled one goal back for Real Madrid, although once again there was a lot of confusion with the Video Assistant Referee before it was finally awarded.

Well, that’s probably because he was onside, Sachin…

With the wind in their sails, Real Madrid were then given a helping hand by Club Brugge’s captain, Ruud Vormer, who was shown a second yellow card with just a few minutes left on the clock.

Things then went from bad to worse for the visitors as Casemiro scored from the resulting free-kick, offering Real Madrid hope that they’d at least avoid a second straight defeat in the Champions League group stages.

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Real Madrid did smell blood, and although both sides had their chances to win the match, the game ultimately ended in a draw.

It’s the first time in history that Real Madrid have failed to win either of their opening two matches in the Champions League group stages.

Even if Paris Saint-Germain secure a huge win at Galatasaray, Real Madrid can only hope to end this round of fixtures as high as third – a position which would see them drop into the Europa League if they’re still there on matchday six.

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