Man City lose Kevin de Bruyne to injury in second half of Champions League final

Man City lose Kevin de Bruyne to injury in second half of Champions League final
The Belgian playmaker was distraught as he left the game, unable to continue after a clash

Manchester City have lost Kevin de Bruyne for the remainder of the Liga dos Campeões final after their influential midfielder departed the pitch injured around the hour mark.

Wearing the captain’s armband on the night, De Bruyne had struggled to get into the game too much from a central attacking role.

He was trying to help City find a route back into the game early in the second half when he collided with Antonio Rudigerthe Chelsea centre-back getting a yellow card for the incident.

Contudo, the damage was more immediate and longer-lasting for City, as De Bruyne needed attention on the pitch from the City physios, before being deemed not fit enough to continue and being replaced by striker Gabriel Jesus.

In the first half, Chelsea had lost their own key man to injury, Thiago Silva going off with an apparent groin issue.

At the hour mark, Thomas Tuchel’s side remained ahead after Kai Havertz’s goal.

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