Champions League: Kevin De Bruyne Wallops Home Fantastic Free-Kick As Man City Beat Barcelona At Etihad (Video)

Alan Duffy

1st, November 2016

Pep Guardiola steered his Manchester City side to a deserved victory against former club Barcelona on Tuesday night, with the Citizens coming from a goal down to beat the Spanish giants 3-1 at the Etihad.

Star of the show for the hosts was Kevin De Bruyne, with the Belgian topping off a fine display in midfield with a magnificent free-kick.

Lionel Messi had finished off a superb counter-attacking move from Barcelona on 21 minutes. However, Ilkay Gundogan once again got himself on the scoresheet to level the scores just before half-time.

Not long after the re-start, City won a free-kick in a dangerous position outside the Barca box. De Bruyne then stepped up to thump a sweet free-kick which arrowed past Marc-Andre ter Stegen into the back of the visitors’ net…

That cracking effort lit up the Etihad and on 74 minutes, Gundogan struck again to secure a fabulous watershed win for City against the might Barca.

The result sees Guardiola’s charges in second place in Group C, with a win against BMG in November needed to secure a place in the last 16 for the Premier League side.


After a rocky patch, City look well and truly back on track!

(Table: BBC)

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