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Kevin De Bruyne given dismal 3/10 in L’Equipe’s brutal player ratings of Man City defeat

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.



Kevin De Bruyne was given a 3/10 match rating by French newspaper L'Equipe
Kevin De Bruyne was given a 3/10 match rating by French newspaper L’Equipe

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.



PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Referee Carlos del Cerro Grande awards Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City a yellow card during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City at Parc des Princes on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Kevin De Bruyne was shown a yellow card for a poor tackle on Idrissa Gana Gueye


Kevin De Bruyne given dismal 3/10 in L'Equipe's brutal player ratings of Man City defeat

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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

Kevin De Bruyne given dismal 3/10 in L'Equipe's brutal player ratings of Man City defeat
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