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Madrid rescue a draw after Brugge stun Bernabeu fans

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Real Madrid fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Club Brugge on Tuesday thanks to a late equaliser from Casemiro.

The visitors stunned the Santiago Bernabeu in the first half through two goals from Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, but Sergio Ramos and Casemiro clawed back a point for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

A 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on matchday one had led to some speculation over Zidane’s position as head coach and the nature of their first-half display against Brugge will have done little to ease the pressure.

The comeback, secured after Ruud Vormer’s red card, at least spared some of Madrid’s blushes and means they are only a point behind Brugge in Group A, who drew with Galatasaray in their opening match.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane: “The two goals that they scored were a joke – that’s all I can say on that.

“What happened in the first half can happen to you. We looked to take the three points from start to finish and that was impossible in the first half. We won the second half 2-0 and we end up taking a point.

“I’m not worried. We know we have to make and finish chances because in the first 10 minutes. If we had been a little more clinical, we could have had the opening goal.

“We need to do that at home – go to kill the game from minute one and push our rivals.

“I don’t want to speak ill of a rival, but if we pressed like we did in the second half, they would have had no chance.”

Real – beaten 3-0 by Paris St-Germain in their opening game – remain bottom of Group A.

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