Zi­dane fury as Bruges hold Real

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Football -

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

Ata­lanta 2-1.

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.

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