Manchester City nudged ahead of Borussia Dortmund last night as a late Phil Foden goal ensured a 2-1 margin heading into the second leg in Germany.
Foden’s goal came right at the death as City, who were not quite at their fluent best, managed to ensure they head across into Europe with something to build on against a tough and tricky Dortmund team.
Among the world class players on display last night though, it was was one City player – Kevin De Bruyne – who seemed to shine brightest.
Jude Bellingham admitted following the game he’d been exhausted from chasing the Belgian around all night. And taking to Twitter, Premier League star Jack Grealish also lauded the City star’s performance.
De Bruyne final ball every single time is unbelievable 👏🏻 #UCL
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) April 6, 2021
Grealish, of course, is no stranger to making a quality final pass himself. The Villa man has been one of the standout players in the Premier League this season, but clearly admires De Bruyne too.
Both players are in contention for the player of the year in fairness to them. But De Bruyne, with that weight of pass that Grealish mentions here, might just take the prize come seasons end.
TBR View: De Bruyne showing his class on a weekly basis, last night was no different
There can’t be a better all-round midfielder in Europe, or even the world, than Kevin De Bruyne at the moment.
Everything he does seems effortless yet brilliant, and City are looking unstoppable with him leading the charge. Last night he was exceptional at times and showed up on the big stage when he was needed.
If De Bruyne stays fully fit, then City might just finally capture the Champions League.