Real Madrid has contested in a statement on Friday that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was replaced on Tuesday in the Champions League match with Club Brugge (2-2) due to a panic attack. 'De Koninklijke' responds to stories in the media.

Courtois, who was left behind in the dressing room with a surprising 0-2 deficit during the break, received considerable criticism from the Spanish press after the game. It was also written that he suffered from an anxiety attack.

"Our player has never been diagnosed with panic attacks, so that information is absolutely incorrect," Real said, emphasizing that Courtois was being replaced because he had diarrhea and dehydration symptoms.

The 27-year-old Belgian came from Chelsea last summer. Although he is the first keeper, he did not make a great impression in the shirt of Real Madrid.

The Spanish top club prevented Club Brugge from defeating in the second half by goals from Sergio Ramos and Casemiro. The equalizer of Casemiro, who scored from a free kick, preceded a foul by Ruud Vormer.

The game may get a tail for the Bruges captain. He has already been suspended for one duel because he received a second yellow card (and therefore red) for his offense, but may also be punished by UEFA for foul language towards the referee.

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Summary Real Madrid Club Brugge (2-2)

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