Following his heroic display in Club Brugge’s UEFA Champions league draw away to Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis has written his name in history book in style.
Emmanuel scored twice against the multiple European champions to help his side to an impressive 2-2 draw.
His two goals against Real Madrid means Club Brugge remain unbeaten in six Champions League matches (W1 D5), having lost eight in a row before this run.
The young forward’s opening goal against the Spanish club was their earliest in a Champions League game at eight minutes nine seconds.
Aged 21 years and 320 days, Emmanuel Dennis became the third youngest player to score at least twice in a single game against Real Madrid in the Champions League, after Alexandre Pato in 2009-10 (20y 49d) and Dele Alli in 2017-18 (21y 204d).
Dennis also became the third Nigerian to score against Real Madrid in the Champions League, after James Obiorah for Lokomotiv Moscow in 2002-03 and Ayila Yussuf for Dynamo Kiev in 2004-05.
With the help of Dennis, Club Brugge are now unbeaten in the last 15 games in all competitions.