Concerns for Kevin de Bruyne’s Injury After Manchester City’s Champions League Win
Manchester City fans were left worried after their star player, Kevin de Bruyne, picked up an injury during their Champions League quarter-final match against Bayern Munich. The midfielder hobbled off the pitch after appearing to roll his ankle at the Etihad.
De Bruyne, who is 31 years old, hurt his foot in the second half when he tried to clear the ball with his right foot down the left flank. The playmaker fell to the ground and was immediately approached by medical staff. City manager Pep Guardiola had to replace him with Julian Alvarez on 68 minutes.
Fans took to social media to express their concern for the Belgium international, hoping that his substitution was mostly a precaution. One supporter tweeted: “De Bruyne can’t get injured now….” Another commented: “Don’t tell me De Bruyne is injured pls.” A third posted: “De Bruyne did not have the best game today. But he is no doubt City’s best player. Hopefully it’s not an injury.”
This fan said: “If Kevin de Bruyne has a serious injury call the season off.” And that one wrote: “Julian Alvarez coming in for De Bruyne. I just hope he is not injured.”
Despite De Bruyne’s injury, Manchester City still managed to pick up a major 3-0 victory over Bayern ahead of next week’s second-leg at Allianz Arena. Rodri opened the scoring on 27 minutes, and Bernardo Silva sealed the win in the 70th minute. The Citizens’ star striker, Erling Haaland, made it three and put his team in prime position for the semi-finals with his finish after 76 minutes.
De Bruyne’s injury is a concern for Manchester City as they prepare for the second leg of their quarter-final match against Bayern Munich. The midfielder has been a key player for City this season, and his absence could be a major blow to their chances of progressing to the semi-finals.
However, City manager Pep Guardiola will be hoping that De Bruyne’s injury is not serious and that he will be available for the second leg. Guardiola has a number of options to replace De Bruyne if he is unable to play, including Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, and Phil Foden.
Despite the injury concerns, Manchester City will be confident of progressing to the semi-finals after their impressive victory over Bayern Munich. The Citizens have been in excellent form this season and are one of the favorites to win the Champions League.
City will face a tough test in the second leg against Bayern Munich, but they will be buoyed by their performance in the first leg. Guardiola’s side will need to be at their best if they are to progress to the semi-finals and keep alive their hopes of winning the Champions League for the first time in their history.