Tuesday night in Madrid was about one man and one man only - Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis. 


The Club Brugge striker, who is just 21 years old, notched a surprising brace at the Santiago Bernabeu, to hand his side a 2-0 half-time lead in the Spanish capital. 


Sure, ​Real may have hit back in the second half, but goals from Sergio Ramos and Casemiro still couldn't wrestle the night away from the young Nigerian. His opener - on the eighth-minute mark - was the earliest goal ever scored by a Brugge player in the Champions League, while his second was capped with a familiar celebration for the Bernabeu crowd.

Emmanuel Bonaventure

And, speaking to Esporte Interativo, the forward explained his decision to replicate Cristiano Ronaldo's famed celebration, admitting: "I like Ronaldo. He's my favourite player in the world and I am not happy he left Madrid, so I just do the celebration to show them they miss something."


The reporter then asks him about his pre-match claims about getting a tattoo if he scored. Prior to the tie, whilst looking around the stadium before the game, Dennis had said: “That's a dream huh?


“There are many who never thought they would play football here, and if I score then I get a tattoo.”

However, when the reporter followed up on his pre-match statement, the striker replied: "Yeah before the game I said if I score I will do a tattoo, but I was just bluffing, I was joking."


Asked if he was sure, he laughingly added: "I was joking. I was just joking."