Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

De Bruyne Reveals Pressure Was Key to Win over Barca

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

De Bruyne Reveals Pressure Was Key to Win over Barca

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KEVIN De Bruyne insists City were well worth their 3-1 win over Barcelona on Tuesday night - and has described the thought behind his stunning free-kick goal.

De Bruyne, whose free-kick gave City a 2-1 lead after having fallen behind to Lionel Messi's first-half strike, was one of his side's standout performers on the night.

The Belgian is aware of the importance of the result but when asked whether it was the club's greatest European victory, De Bruyne hesitated.

"It's difficult to tell," he said. "I have only played a couple of matches in Europe with City.

"Obviously it was a good one. "The first half hour was a bit nervous but after that we found the key to put them under pressure.

"I think from the moment we scored to make it 1-1 we did really well. …

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