Date: 27th February 2020 at 8:42pm
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Manchester City pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Real Madrid in Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 clash and Kevin De Bruyne was one of many players who impressed. With City 1-0 down in the second half, the Belgian international set up Gabriel Jesus for the equaliser and tucked away a penalty minutes later to seal the victory.

Not only did De Bruyne have a hand in both goals at the Santiago Bernabeu, he saw a lot of the ball over the 90 minutes, created numerous chances for his teammates, had multiple scoring opportunities himself, frequently took on his opponents, turned over possession a couple of times and whipped in more crosses than any of his teammates.

Against Real Madrid, the 28-year-old had 68 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 81.6% of his 49 passes, created four chances, had three shots with 33% accuracy, whipped in six crosses with 17% accuracy, found a teammate with 50% of his long balls, made two interceptions, gave away two fouls and had three successful dribbles.

If City avoid defeat in the home leg, they’ll have knocked out one of the favourites to win the Champions League and booked their place in the quarter-finals.

How far will Manchester City go in the Champions League?

Last-16

Last-16

Quarter-final

Quarter-final

Semi-final

Semi-final

Final

Final

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