Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis scored a brace against Zinedine Zidane’s side at the Santiago Bernabeu in a Champions League group stage fixture that ended 2-2 back in October.
After failing to advance to the next round of the elite competition, the Belgian side dropped to the Europa League were they faced Manchester United in the Round of 32 and the Nigerian forward scored a goal in the first leg which ended 1-1.
The 22-year-old picked these games as his best moments this season, and he revealed how he felt after doing Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘siii’ celebration in front of the Madrid faithful.
“Against Manchester United was a highlight,” the Super Eagles forward told Sky Sports.
“Madrid is a big team, the best in the world, but I was disappointed because I wanted us to win and we drew. I wanted those three points.
“I was happy because I was speaking with friends and they said ‘imagine you play against Real Madrid’. I said I’m going to score and I’m going to do the Ronaldo celebration and they were like ‘what, are you sure?’ and I said ‘yeah’, so we bet.
“I was excited to score and do the celebration, I was very happy that day. But I was happier after a few weeks, I was on my phone and I saw the picture of my celebration and I thought ‘you scored in Madrid’, the excitement came after a few weeks. It was crazy.
“My brother is a Manchester United fan, a crazy one, he’s always angry when they lose. So then I played against them and scored and he said ‘OK, I’m proud of you’.”