Kevin De Bruyne produced a world-class assist within three minutes of coming off the bench to help Manchester City to a 3-1 win over Sevilla.
The visiting side took the lead through Rafa Mir, before 17-year-old Rico Lewis became City’s youngest goalscorer in the Champions League to bring Pep Guardiola’s men level.
It was the introduction of 31-year-old Kevin De Bruyne, however, that helped give the Sky Blues the lead on the evening.
Julian Alvarez completed a sublime pass from De Bruyne in fine style.
The Belgium international had only been on the pitch for three minutes when he snuck in the ball for Argentina’s Alvarez to fire past Sevilla keeper Bono.
It is now 11 assists this season for De Bruyne and his second in the Champions League this term, as Guardiola’s men progress to the knockout stages in style.
His Man City team-mate and defender Ruben Dias praised the midfielder after the game.
“It’s one of those Kevin things!” Dias said BT Sports.
“It’s good to be able to count on him.”
Guardiola also praised his team after the match, especially 17-year-old Lewis.
“What a goal! He’s a fantastic player, so smart. Apart from his skills, so smart, so smart,” Guardiola said BT Sports.
“He had the point of execution, without the ball, and he scored a fantastic goal and played very well.”
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