Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne had a game to remember for Belgium against Scotland last night, being involved in all four goals in an emphatic 4-0 victory in Euro 2020 qualifying.
The 28-year-old set up each of Belgium’s three first half goals before rounding off the win by finding the net himself, as per TransferMarkt.co.uk.
Manchester City-focused Twitter account @City_Chief highlighted De Bruyne’s hugely influential contribution in the game at Hampden Park afterwards.
Hat-Trick of assists for Kevin De Bruyne against Scotland in just 35 minutes!
Assist King pic.twitter.com/PPIxKiXETB
— City Chief (@City_Chief) September 9, 2019
The midfielder now has 17 goals and 31 assists in 72 caps for Belgium, an average of 0.24 goals and 0.43 assists per game at international level.
His record in a Manchester City shirt is 42 goals and 71 assists in 179 appearances, averaging 0.23 goals and 0.4 assists per game.
In addition to his hat-trick of assists last night, De Bruyne has also set up five goals in as many games at club level this season, registering at least one assist in all four of his Premier League appearances in 2019/20. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
These Manchester City fans took to Twitter to herald the 28-year-old’s current form:
Best footballer in the world without doubt. Totally unplayable.
— StanstheMan (@DavidOldrectory) September 9, 2019
When Sofascore gives 10/10 once in lifetime.
Genius!! Masterclass! pic.twitter.com/ShJ9ZGJ0yI
— Kün Karam (@KaramTayser) September 9, 2019
Belgian King! Such an incredible performance tonight yet again!!
— Revenu Benoit (@RevenuB) September 9, 2019
Nothing new for de Bruyne… class act
— Jac Cambrook (@CambrookJac) September 9, 2019
On a sixpence
— DanDan (@DanDan69231780) September 9, 2019
King come back. Gonna be fun this season
— Victorião Cancelo (@vicrou94) September 9, 2019
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