RealClub Bruce could not make history after two Goals, but Santiago Bernabeu could not make history. Real Madrid has been saved in the second match of the Champions League in a rather dramatic draw. Former European champions have drawn a 2-2 draw with opponents after falling two goals behind.
In the first half, Emanuel Denis scored two goals for Real. But Sergio Ramos and Casemiro saved the goal by scoring late. However, for the first time in Champions League history, they were ashamed to digest three matches 2 or more goals. And for the first time since 2002, the Spanish giants have not seen three home matches won.
Zinedine Zidane’s job was in doubt since the 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the previous match. The first half performance against Bruce did not cut that suspicion too much. However, his team saved some respect in the draw after falling behind for a double. Real is the last team in the ‘A’ group, one point behind Bruce (2). Bruce had a draw against Galatasaray in the previous match.
In the ninth minute, Dennis got a little random as Percy Tau took a shot from the lower cross. Even then his weak shot Thibaut Courtois fools into the net. Of course, the referee decided to score a goal when he saw VAR playing the offseason flute.
After a pair of goals from Emanuel Dennis, Muhurmuhu went on the attack. The barrier for them was Bruce’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. He curbed Casimiro’s head very well. Two shots of Tony Crews pass through the goalpost briefly. Bruce exacerbated their frustration 6 minutes before the break. Dennis got the ball on Luka Madrich’s wonderful mistake. Going in front of the goalkeeper and sending the ball over the head of the court, though.
After a break from angry Zidane, Thibaut Courtois removed Alfonse Arreola down the goalpost.
And Nacho Fernandez’s replacement Naman Marcello. Dennis was very close to the third goal early in the second half, but his shot was blocked by Real’s goalkeeper. The 55-minute goal by captain Ramos finally brought some relief to the former champions. The Spanish defender scored on a great header from Karim Benzema’s cross. The offseason was feared the goal could be canceled, with the hosts finally surviving at VR.
Roode Vermeer’s second yellow card changed their fate when Real scored a second-rate foul with a penalty. Bruce saw the red card in the 84th minute as he fouled Vinicius Junior. In the next minute, Casimiro scored on a nice header from the cross. Real is protected in it.
Real will take to the Galatasaray field on October 22 in search of a first win.