Zidane fury as Bruges hold Real
Zinedine Zidane was contemptuous of Real Madrid’s first-half performance after they were forced to come from two goals down to avoid an ignominious Champions League defeat by Bruges in the Bernabeu.
Emmanuel Dennis’s brace gave the Belgian side a 2-0 half-time lead against the 13-time European champions, who opened their Group A account by being brushed aside 3-0 by Paris St-germain a fortnight ago. Sergio Ramos halved the deficit before the hour before Bruges captain Ruud Vormer was sent off for a second bookable offence and, from the resulting free-kick, Casemiro scored five minutes from time to rescue a 2-2 draw.
Zidane said: “The truth is that we produced a poor first-half display. We weren’t in control of any aspect of the game and the second half was a different story and we changed the complexion of the game.”
PSG top the group by four points after a 1-0 win away to
Galatasaray, Mauro Icardi scoring his first goal for the French club.
In Manchester City’s Group C, Shakhtar Donetsk scored with practically the last kick of the match to beat
Manor Solomon netted in the fifth minute of stoppage time after Junior Moraes cancelled out Duvan Zapata’s opener for Atalanta in the first half. Atalanta had an early penalty saved, while both sides hit the woodwork.