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De Bruyne picks up customary Belgium assist – Manchester City International Roundup (13/11/2021)

Kevin De Bruyne and Zack Steffen both star as their nations edge closer to World Cup qualification, whilst Nathan Ake was an unused substitute as Holland conceded two late goals in their 2-2 draw.



In the early hours of Saturday morning, the USA played Mexico in their latest CONCACAF World Cup Qualification fixture - running out 2-0 winners with Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie scoring the goals. City backup goalkeeper, Zack Steffen played the full 90 and picked up a yellow card for the USA – making a crucial save in the seventeenth minute to stop Mexico from taking the lead.

After seven games, the USA sit top of their group, but only on goal difference and one point ahead of third-placed Canada.

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Kevin De Bruyne started and, once again, produced another impressive cameo for his country tonight. His Belgium team ran out 3-1 winners at home to Estonia. Unsurprisingly De Bruyne contributed to one of the goals in the form of an assist, setting up the third of the three goals. The Premier League PFA Player of the Season, for the past two campaigns, was then subbed off in the 83rd minute.

Belgium now sit top of their group, with Wales five points adrift in second. It's looking for and more likely Belgium will seal qualification sooner rather than later.

Photo courtesy of Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images


Manchester City centre-back, Nathan Ake, was an unused substitute in his side's 2-2 away draw to Montenegro. After struggling to find form this season, Ake has lost his place in the Netherland's side - the return of Virgil Van Dijk hasn't made things any easier.

Louis Van Gaal's would have had Memphis Depay to thank for their victory as he scored both goals, but conceded two late goals to succumb to a draw - they sit top their group two points ahead of Turkey in second.


Written by: @TomCayless_

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