Kevin De Bruyne: Man City star named UCL Player of the Week

Kevin De Bruyne: Man City star named UCL Player of the Week

- Kevin De Bruyne has been named Champions League Player of the Week

- The Belgian was instrumental to Man City's 2-1 victory over Real Madrid

- De Bruyne produced a Man of the Match performance with a late penalty

Manchester City attacking midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has been named Champions League Player of the Week by UEFA after helping the Citizens seal a stunning comeback against Real Madrid.

The Belgian was instrumental to Pep Guardiola's daring exploit at Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday night with his late stunner handing City a huge advantage ahead of the second leg of the Round 16 tie.

The Citizens side got the game started on high note but De Bruyne's messianic presence was all they needed to break the parity and secure a three-point win against the Spanish giants.

Pep Guardiola's side looked destined for another defeat after Isco fired Real past their visitors through a second-half strike which came in the 60th minute.

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Eighteen minutes later, Gabriel Jesus brought the came on balance terms after blasting past Thibaut Courtois in the 78th minute.

City continued to get a firm hold of the game against their host and more pressure at Real defence earned Man City a penalty after Carvajal brought down Sterling.

De Bruyne beautifully put the ball past his countryman and later produced the Man of the match performance. UEFA has now named him their player of the week.

Gabriel Jesus was close to scoring the third goal but was fouled by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos who will now miss the second leg tie in three weeks time at the Eithad Stadium.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Erling Braut Haaland has been named the UEFA Champions League player of the week following his impressive display for Borussia Dortmund against Paris Saint Germain.

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The 19-year-old scored two superb goals in the second half to outshine the duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar which helped the Bundesliga side edge their visitors out in the game.

Although the German League side travels to Paris next month for the remainder of the round of 16 clash, the teenage sensation would be hoping to add to his tally in the game.

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