Recriminations for Real, but an evening to remember for Dennis and Club Brugge. Match report to follow. Night!
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- 1st Half
Real Madrid - Club Brugge
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Extraordinary game. Club Brugge will be disappointed they couldn't take all three points from Real Madrid, in the Bernabeu, but they held out and come away with a point. Real, meanwhile, will have many questions to answer and can count themselves lucky to have a single point in Group A after two matches.
And that's full-time! Real Madrid 2 Club Brugge 2!
Brugge are desperate for the whistle under sustained pressure. Final corner for Real...
Schrijvers, for Brugge, comes on for Tau. Can they get at least a point?
Hazard is booked, for reasons I didn't catch. It's been another breathless half.
Mignolet spills an easy ball in the Brugge box but fortunately for them it doesn't fall to a Real player.
We have four minutes more of this. Brugge will be gutted, but they've still a job to do.
Cools, for Brugge, comes on for Openda who's only been on a short while himself.
GOAL! Real Madrid 2 Club Brugge 2! It's all unravelling quickly for Brugge. Casemiro hits back for Real!
Red card for Club Brugge! Two yellows in 10 minutes for the Brugge captain Vormer, the second a tired sliding challenge from behind, and he's off!
Hazard strays offside for Real when put through down the left. Bit sloppy. Not had a great game this evening, Hazard.
Brugge break down the left and the cross from Sobol goes out for a corner. Respite for Brugge, but only brief as Real clear.
Free-kick to Real, wide left and Kroos floats one in which Mignolet comes through a group of bodies on the centre circle to punch clear. He's been solid tonight, Mignolet.
Real, meanwhile, are trying to stretch the play with full-backs and wide forwards hugging the touchline.
Brugge are 5-3-2 without the ball, which has been most of the time this half. They're looking OK, though, and might see this out.
Dennis, on a hat-trick, comes off for Brugge and is replaced by Openda.
Chance for Real Madrid! Varane slips in Modric on the right and he goes for goal inside the Brugge box. Benzema was free in the middle, though. Bit of composure needed from Real there.
First card of the evening goes to Mignolet for Club Brugge for time wasting.
Last change for Real Madrid: Vinicius Jr on for Lucas V.
Philippe Clement is matching his opposite number, Zidane, for pointing on the touchline.
Silly challenge from Casemiro for Real gives Brugge some breathing space out their half, and a free-kick in a good area from the right. Brugge cross to the back post but it's headed over the bar.
It's getting messy in the Brugge box, camped in their half and Real pushing hard.
Replays show that Ramos was just onside, played onside by the boot of the Club Brugge right-back.
GOAL! Real Madrid 1 Club Brugge 2! Real pull one back via Ramos, who heads in past Mignolet from a clipped cross from the right. It looked close to me... But the VAR has given it.
Ramos puts the ball in the net from a header for Madrid! VAR check for offside...
Another chance for Dennis! Varane and Ramos lose him again, and Dennis forces a good save stretching from Areola rushing out.
Real look much more urgent on the ball. Brugge are going to have to weather this for a bit.
Hazard, after a pull-back from Modric in the box, lashes one but it's blocked and cleared by Brugge.
It's been all Real first five minutes of the second half, as you'd expect.
I can only assume Courtois was injured and changed before the restart at half-time, but there's no suggestion he was. Strange one.
Zidane has also taken off Courtois in goal, Areola comes on, leaving Real with only one change left to influence this.
We're back underway.
The teams are out. Marcelo is coming on for Real, for Nacho.
What a brace for Dennis...
It's 1-1 in the other game between Atalanta and Shakhtar Donetsk. Zapata for Atalanta, and then Júnior Moraes for Shakhtar.
They can't believe it, the Brugge fans. But they've been well worth it.
And that's half-time. Well, well, well. Club Brugge are fully deserving of their *two-nil* lead. Real are a shambles.
See you in 10 minutes.
Benzema tries to force one in from the right byline, but after a big scramble Brugge clear. There'll be one minute added here.
Kroos has another chance from the edge of the box after a pull-back, but again sticks it wide of the right hand post.
Real Madrid are absolutely reeling here, and Club Brugge have played it perfectly. Brugge look really dangerous going forward. Real need to sort themselves out at the back and up top.
GOAL! Real Madrid 0 Club Brugge 2! Oh my! Brugge are two up, and Dennis nearly wasted it again! What a bizarre brace! Dennis, put clean through, stumbles as he looks to chip Courtois coming out, nearly falls over, but eventually does regain his composure and dinks it over the keeper.
But Brugge continue to test Real's back line and another goal isn't unfathomable.
Important few minutes here before half-time for Brugge.
Great chance for Real Madrid! Benzema puts in Kroos from the left. Kroos, inside the box, has plenty of time to set himself on the move, but slots it wide of the far post.
Chance for Club Brugge, down the Real right, but Courtois saves from Diatta.
Another attack from Real breaks down when Hazard places a poor pass in the Brugge box. He'll want a goal at least tonight, Hazard.
Starting to get a bit spicy at the Bernabeu. Real are flustered and Club Brugge are getting amongst it.
Fantastic save from Mignolet from a Real corner from the right. Varane rises high and gets a good, strong header down, but Mignolet is lightening quick and gets a strong hand to it and out to safety.
But Real are increasing the pressure on Club Brugge.
Real haven't had a shot on target thus far.
Another chance for Real, this time from Casemiro, on the edge of the box, but the effort is blocked and out for a corner. Which comes to nothing.
Zinedine Zidane isn't happy on the touchline and is doing a lot of pointing.
Chance for Modric! Central, just inside the box, but directs his effort just past the right hand post.
Hazard, in the box, can't find any space with Club Brugge's four in midfield pulling back when Real have the ball.
Real are trying to get into the game, mostly down the left, but they're not having much joy so far.
Club Brugge are playing 3-4-3 here, and aren't sitting back.
Real's back line was all over the place for the goal, and Dennis nearly matched it with his finish.
GOAL! Real Madrid 0 Club Brugge 1! VAR check, and Dennis gets the goal for Brugge! He nearly fluffed it collecting a square ball, but it deceived Courtois and VAR confirmed he was onside. What a start!
Late change before kick-off for Club Brugge with Sobol coming in for Ricca and Brugge playing three at the back instead.
We're finally, after the Champions League anthem, underway.
We’re five minutes from kick-off at the Bernabeu.
Club Brugge will be dreaming big, indeed.
Ramos missed the PSG game for Real – through suspension, naturally.
Hazard is playing his first Champions League game at the Bernabeu for Real.
Real and Club Brugge both top their domestic leagues so far this season – and both are the only teams in their respective leagues to remain unbeaten.
The pressure, however, will all be on Real and Zinedine Zidane after their chastening 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.
Club Brugge go with Dennis up top along with Tau and Diatta supporting the forward. Rits is holding in midfield. Federico Ricca was a doubt before the game but starts for Club Brugge at left-back.
Real have Luka Modric back in midfield, who returned from injury in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid. Sergio Ramos and Nacho are also back in the team after suspension. Real go with Hazard, Benzema and Lucas V up front. Isco, who was a doubt, and Vinicius Jr are on the bench.
And here’s the Club Brugge team:
Here’s how Real Madrid line up:
It’s matchday two of the Champions League group stage. Real Madrid sit bottom of Group A and will want to get points on the board, starting with Club Brugge at the Bernabeu this evening. Club Brugge drew 0-0 at home to Galatasaray in the first round of matches and will need an almighty upset tonight if they’re to keep hold of second place in the group.
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