Manchester City wasted no time getting ahead of Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal with Kevin De Bruyne finding the back of the net in the second minute of action. The midfielder received a great ball for Riyad Mahrez and expertly headed the ball into the back of the net.
Kevin De Bruyne goal for Manchester City against Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/qPJSIDxFxx— Live News (@LiveNewsForAll_) April 26, 2022
De Bruyne scored Manchester City’s only goal in the quarterfinal round against Atletico Madrid and has now hit again for Pep Guardiola’s side. It is the quickest goal ever scored in a Champions League semifinal round.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Man City was -210 on the moneyline in this game. Guardiola’s side tends to get big leads once it settles into the game, so this early goal could spell major trouble for Real Madrid going forward. The Spanish side has been resilient in this Champions League bracket, but this could be one matchup that ultimately foils its title hopes.