Kevin De Bruyne’s stunner levels the tie as Manchester City fight back against Real Madrid

Kevin De Bruyne made a sensational return to the Manchester City lineup to rescue a crucial 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The Belgian midfielder, who missed the first leg due to injury, came off the bench to make an immediate impact. He showed his class with a stunning strike in the 76th minute to cancel out Rodrygo’s earlier  goal and level the score on aggregate at 4-4.

De Bruyne’s goal was the result of some excellent teamwork from City. Jeremy Doku, who had just come on as a substitute, made a mazy run down the left flank before delivering a teasing cross into the box. Rudiger made a mess of his clearance, and the ball fell to De Bruyne, who made no mistake from close range.

The goal was a huge boost for City, who had been on the back foot for much of the game. Real Madrid had taken the lead when Rodrygo curled a fine shot into the top corner. The visitors then had a number of chances to extend their lead, but they were unable to finish the game off.

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