Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne had a night to forget in the Champions League with French newspaper L’Equipe slating his performance against PSG.
The Ligue 1 champions produced an impressive performance to defeat the Premier League champions 2-0 at Paris. Idrissa Ganada Gueye and Lionel Messi scored for the home side.
Pep Guardiola, manager, was full of praises for Marco Verratti (8/10) by L’Equipe in his post-match interview.
De Bruyne, who is often cool and collected when it comes to the ball, did not get the same treatment.
Now French newspaper L’Equipe, known for its harsh ratings, has lumped the Belgian with a 3/10 performance.
The 30-year old was the lowest rated player in the match ratings. No City player scored higher than 6/10.
However, overall the scores are very harsh. PSG’s star players Neymar Jr.and Lionel Messi score 5/10 and 6, respectively. This despite the latter’s amazing-strike at the 74-minute.
De Bruyne could have had it worse. The Belgian was issued a yellow for his poor tackle of Gueye in the first half. It could have been an instant dismissal under another referee.
Kevin De Bruyne deserves a rating of 3/10. Please comment below.
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Aaron Wan Bissaka received his marching order for a similar tackle to BSC Young Boys in Manchester United’s opening Champions League match. Comparisons have been made between them.
The foul was mentioned by L’Equipe alongside his match rating: “He was far too discreet for such an event.
“He does not even save his evening on his attempts, stumbling over Donnarumma in a tight angle and on a free-kick. Perhaps Gueye should have been given a yellow card for his foul on Gueye’s shin. 3/10