Real Madrid narrowly avoided an embarrassing home defeat thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Casemiro against Club Brugge, coming back from a two-goal deficit to get their first point on the board in the Champions League group stages.
The hosts thought they’d survived an early scare when Club Brugge striker
Key Talking Point
It’s one thing coming into the match with the self-confidence that you’re going to win, but Real Madrid appeared to completely overlook how Club Brugge were set up to counter-attack them on Tuesday evening.
It wasn’t just a criminally high line which caused Real Madrid problems throughout, but Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal and Nacho ventured forward all too often, leaving acres of space for Club Brugge’s pacey forwards to wreak havoc in the final third.
Los Blancos were toothless in their attack which will surely be a cause for concern for fans, but how Real Madrid’s current squad approached the match defensively is a sure-fire way to ensure that they’ll end the 2019/20 season without silverware once again.
Here’s a rundown of how the performance was received on Twitter.
Courtois (3); Carvajal (5), Varane (6), Ramos (4), Nacho (6); Modric (5), Casemiro (5), Kroos (6); Vazquez (5), Benzema (6), Hazard (5).
Substitutes: Areola (6), Marcelo (6),
Let’s not try to fool anyone here, there isn’t a single Real Madrid player who is deserving of any special recognition for their performance on Tuesday, even though they were able to fight back to avoid an embarrassing defeat.
Goalscorers Sergio Ramos and Casemiro were woeful at the
Benzema is really Real Madrid’s best player
— Tobi (@0luwat0bi) October 1, 2019
watching benzema run and track back with so much passion is making me tear up, what a man
— K.B (@LaaResurreccion) October 1, 2019
Mignolet (8); Mata (7), Mechele (7), Deli (7), Ricca (6); Vormer (7), Rits (6), Vanaken (7); Diatta (8), Bonaventure (8), Tau (7).
A night that Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis will NEVER forget
His two first-half goals helped Club Brugge to a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabéu…
A brilliant result for the Belgian side pic.twitter.com/Qq82xZi3CE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 1, 2019
Substitutes: Openda (6),
It’s first against second in La Liga this weekend as Real Madrid return to domestic action at home to high-flying Granada before the international break.