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Nigeria Player Scored A Brace Against Real Madrid

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Real Madrid v Club Brugge – Emmanuel Bonaventure

The Nigeria born striker, Emmanuel Bonaventure’s five-star display against former European champion, Real Madrid has caught the attention of football fans all over the globe.

He scored two goals in the first half for his Belgian club at the Santiago Bernabeu.

This earns him an accolade as the first Brugge player to score an earliest UCL goal and third Nigeria to score against Real Madrid. 

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The 21 years old was part of the squad named for the friendly against Brazil on October 13 in Singapore which makes it his second international call up.

His performance yesterday against Madrid got his the Man of the Match award. 

The other Nigerians to have scored against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League are Former Dynamo Kyiv duo Yusuf Ayila and James Obiorah 

Bonaventure nets the first goal in nine minutes despite having a poor first strike yet it went past Thibaut Courtois in goal.

The Nigerian hit his second following a blunder from Luka Modric as he had time and space to chip the ball over Courtois. 

Meanwhile, the Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Caseniro were able to put a smile to their fans, coach and other teammates after their two brilliant headers found a way into the net, but it was not enough to give them the win. 

Club Brugge draw against Real Madrid makes it their 15 unbeaten run before they welcome another European giant, Paris Saint-Germain in their next Champions League match on October 22.

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