Only Yusuf Ayila and James Obiorah had found the next against Los Blancos in the tournament’s history.
8:09 - Emmanuel Dennis' goal for Club Brugge is the earliest they have ever scored in a Champions League game (8 minutes, 9 seconds). He is the third Nigerian to score against Real Madrid in the competition, after James Obiorah and Ayila Yussuf. Stunned. pic.twitter.com/TLZIitE3m1— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 1, 2019
Furthermore, his first strike was the earliest goal scored by the Belgians in Champions League history.
The Blue-Black got off to the best possible start at Santiago Bernabeu, as Dennis gave the visitors a shock lead after nine minutes despite making a mess of Percy Tau’s cross.
He doubled his side’s lead six minutes before the half-time break after Luka Modric’s careless pass sent the youngster through on goal, before beating Thibaut Courtois in goal.
Sergio Ramos and Casemiro clawed a point back for Zinedine Zidane’s men, but it was the Nigerian who shone the brightest in Madrid.
Philippe Clement’s men, who are unbeaten in their last 15 outings, welcome Group A leaders PSG to Jan Breydel Stadium in their next European outing on October 22.