Nabil Bentaleb has scored a first half brace for Schalke in their Champions League round of sixteen match against Manchester City.
The midfielder has found the back of the net twice within the first 45 minutes at the Veltins Arena courtesy of two penalties.
Bentaleb broke into the first team at Spurs under Tim Sherwood before playing a pivotal part in Mauricio Pochettino’s first season, only got his relationship with the manager to break down after a spell out injured.
His time on the sidelines allowed other midfielders including Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele to take their chance.
This evening he has shown his composure from the penalty spot in what was a first half full of action.
The 24-year-old has now been with the Bundesliga outfit for three seasons and has grown both as a player and a person.
Here’s how some Spurs fans have reacted to the Algerian’s goals in the first leg.
Nice pens Nabil! #SCHMCI
— Jay (@JJmessiah) February 20, 2019
Bentaleb playing for his move to Barca. A midfield three of him, KP Boateng and Paulinho supporting Messi, Suarez and Dembele would be amazing. (and yes, i know P has left them. Shut up).
— ArlingtonSpurs (@ArlingtonSpurs) February 20, 2019
Time for the prodigal son Nabil Bentaleb to return home and claim his throne
— Jake. (@YedIin) February 20, 2019
Nabil balls-of-steel Bentaleb. My hero, my mate.
— James Harris (@JamesCHarris97) February 20, 2019
Just checking if I included a buy back clause when I sold Bentaleb
— Daniel (@DanielLevyReal) February 20, 2019
Bentaleb's back in the summer then…
— Mark (@Pipey78) February 19, 2019
I’ve had it. Announce Bentaleb you baldie @spursofficial
— Eray (@erayvstheworld) February 20, 2019
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