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Watch Kevin De Bruyne’s Ridiculous Pass to Julian Alvarez Against Sevilla
- Kevin De Bruyne produced another of his sublime passes, to set up Julian Alvarez during Manchester City's clash against Sevilla
- De Bruyne was on the pitch for barely three minutes before he assisted the Argentinian, who was leading the line in Erling Haaland's absence
- The ingenious Belgian midfielder is now up to 11 goal assists in all competitions this season
Kevin De Bruyne's passing range and vision always make it to the headlines every week. The midfielder is undoubtedly one of the best playmakers to ever grace the game.
His passing and ingenuity come naturally to him as he delivers defence-splitting passes. It is such passes that have helped Erling Haaland make the English Premier League look like a joke.
But on Wednesday night, in Haaland's absence, it was the turn of Julian Alvarez to benefit from De Bruyne's creativity.
Manchester City were in action against Sevilla in a dead-rubber match, given that City had already confirmed the top spot and Sevilla had dropped to the Europa League.
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Sevilla took a surprise lead through Rafa Mir in the first half at the Etihad Stadium. Teenager Rico Lewis equalised for Pep Guardiola, before the Spanish coach decided to bring De Bruyne on.
It took less than three minutes for the Belgian to whip a cross from the right-hand side that evaded stretching Sevilla players, to calmly land at Alvarez's feet.
The Argentinian rounded off Yassine Bono before dispatching the ball, to give City the lead. De Bruyne has become synonymous with such passes that his teammate Ruben Dias said:
"It is one of those Kevin things," as quoted by Talk Sports.
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City will now await their round of 16 opponents as their search for their maiden title continues.
Messi and Mbappe combine again
Sports Brief also reported Juventus were hoping they had the defensive key to lock out Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, when they hosted Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Stadium in Turin in the UEFA Champions League.
Sadly for the Italian side, it only took 13 minutes for the duo to combine to great effect. Messi found Mbappé outside the box, and the French attacker smartly turned Federico Gatti before trying to sprint toward the goal.
Not to be outdone, Gatti grabbed hold of Mbappé’s shirt as he tried to pull him back. The French attacker proved to be too strong however, carrying on running before unleashing a powerful curled effort that beat defenders and keeper alike.