Kevin De Bruyne produced a world class assist within three minutes of coming off the bench to help Manchester City secure a 3-1 victory over Sevilla.
The away side took the lead through Rafa Mir, before 17-year-old Rico Lewis became City’s youngest ever scorer in the Champions League to put Pep Guardiola’s men level.
It was the introduction from 31-year-old Kevin De Bruyne, though, that helped to put the Sky Blues ahead on the night.
Julian Alvarez finished off a sublime De Bruyne pass in fine fashion.
The Belgium international had only been on the pitch for three minutes when he threaded through the ball for Argentinian Alvarez to fire beyond Sevilla goalkeeper Bono.
It is now 11 assists this season for De Bruyne and his second in this seasons Champions League, as Guardiola’s men progressed to the last-16 in style.
His teammate and Man City defender Ruben Dias heaped praise on the midfielder after the match.
“It is one of those Kevin things!” Dias told BT Sport.
“It is good to be able to count on him.”
Guardiola was also full of praise for his side post-match, in particular 17-year-old Lewis.
“What a goal! He is a fantastic player, so intelligent. Apart from his skills, so intelligent, so clever,” Guardiola told BT Sport.
“He had the point of execution, without the ball, and he scored a fantastic goal and played really good.”
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