Manchester City can say thank you. A new time. This Tuesday, Kevin De Bruyne left his mark on the C1 quarter-final. Thanks to a goal and a bright pass at the base of the victorious action at the end of the game, KDB allowed his team to win on the wire against Dortmund (2-1). Obviously, this service did not go unnoticed across the Channel.
According to the local Manchester Evening News, there is no doubt the Devil is the man of the match with a score of 9/10. “Scored the goal Guardiola asked him for against Leicester. He was at the heart of everything City pitched as attacking. A great performance from the playmaker.”
For the Mirror, “Kevin De Bruyne is clearly on a personal mission with a decisive performance in the Champions League”. The newspaper said: “Once again, it was Kevin De Bruyne who made the difference on the first goal. It was he who isolated Foden on the left at the start of the action, the other man of the match, for then be at the conclusion in a number nine position. But above all, he performed to show Dortmund players that he was still THE great talent against future BVB stars like Haaland or Bellingham. “
And when you look at KDB’s statistics in C1, it’s hard not to see a personal commitment from the Devil. According to Opta, he has been directly involved in 13 goals in his last 12 UEFA Champions League games (4 goals, 9 assists). The Belgian is also a big match player: he planted four roses and offered three caviars in seven quarter-finals of C1.
Eurosport UK also returned to the Belgian’s four-star service. Especially on this second goal where he creates the gap on Gundogan. Just when the visitors from Germany were thinking of snatching the draw, Kevin pulled in a De Bruyne action. Whipping a brilliant cross to the far post for Ilkay Gundogan who controlled him perfectly and gave the ball to Foden to come back from the field. house with victory. ” The Englishman and the Belgian are the two men of the match according to Eurosport with the score of 8 out of 10: “De Bruyne was once again excellent for City. But it was Foden who caused the biggest problems for BVB during the evening. Opening the game on the left time and time again to worry the visitors.”
The Guardian was also blown away by the KDB meeting. While specifying the chance that Guardiola counts him in his workforce. “As long as the manager can call on players of the quality of Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City will always have a chance to score.”
Finally in the English media, Sky Sports has not run out of praise either. By naming the Belgian man of the match and being dithyrambic. “If City can achieve an unprecedented quadruple, Kevin De Bruyne will be at the heart of that success. Right now he is at the top of his game. On the first goal, he showed that he can be so dangerous in a position of striker. Because his finish is exceptional. Just like his vision of the game on the second goal. A special player. “
It is not only in England where the Ghent has been praised by the press. L’Equipe evokes a “De Bruyne beaming. Author of the opening scoring then a decisive center at the origin of the victorious goal of his team, Kevin De Bruyne allowed Manchester City to win against Borussia Dortmund (2-1) . “
In Italy, the Gazzetta dello Sport gives him a score of 8/10 while still being the man of the match. “De Bruyne’s two actions determined the victory against Dortmund. And will not suffer too much in a week for the return to Germany.”