‘It’s Emmanuel Dennis’ world, we’re just living in it.’

A star was born today following a memorable performance against Real Madrid in the .

Meet 21-year-old Dennis – the Club Bruges striker who trolled the 13-time European champions for the full 71 minutes he was on the pitch.

Not only did he score a fortuitous double in earning his side a 2-2 draw, he marked the achievements with a move made famous at the Bernabeu – ’s iconic ‘Siii’ celebration.

Emmanuel Dennis celebrating like Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against Real Madrid

It all started in the ninth minute when the Nigerian striker put Club Bruges ahead in truly comedic fashion.

He miscontrolled a Percy Tau cross in front of goal, which bounced off his shin and rolled agonisingly past a helpless Thibaut Courtois in the net.

His second goal was almost as farcical when, despite stumbling into the Real area, he somehow managed to scoop the ball over Courtois to double his side’s lead.

Then came the celebration, and then came the tweets…

Gary Lineker's tweet about Dennis
A tweet about Dennis' celebration

Dennis’ double had the 13-time European champions in shock, and it didn’t take long for jokes to roll in at the team’s and manager Zinedine Zidane’s expense…

Jose Mourinho meme
Real Madrid's badge photoshopped to look like a clown

The Group A match didn’t have the fairy tale ending for Dennis and Club Bruges – came back to earn a point through second-half goals by captain Sergio Ramos and midfielder Casemiro.

However, it’s a match Dennis may never forget…

Dennis tattoo tweet

Will he stay true to his word and commemorate the match with a tattoo?

If he does, he’ll have to get two!


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