Kevin De Bruyne scores just 94 seconds in against Real Madrid to make Champions League history


History maker! Kevin De Bruyne scores the quickest EVER goal in a Champions League semi-final as Man City star heads home against Real Madrid after just 94 SECONDS

  • Manchester City enjoyed the perfect start in their clash against Real Madrid 
  • Pep Guardiola’s side raced into a two-goal lead at the Etihad in the first leg 
  • Kevin De Bruyne scored just 94 seconds in, the quickest ever semi-final goal 
  • Gabriel Jesus doubled their lead soon after, before Karim Benzema stabbed in 

Kevin De Bruyne made Champions League history after his early goal for Manchester City in their tie against Real Madrid became the quickest netted in the semi-final.

City, on the hunt for a spot in the final for a second successive season, enjoyed the perfect start at the Etihad after two quickfire strikes put them in cruise control.

Playmaker De Bruyne conjured up yet more magic to place his side into the lead after just 94 seconds of the clash – meaning he earned a spot in the record books.

Kevin De Bruyne headed home the fastest ever goal in the Champions League semi-finals

In the early knockings, the hosts looked to take control, while their opponents – who dispatched Chelsea in the last round – shaped up to keep their shape.

However, they were immediately undone after Riyad Mahrez raced at Madrid down the left-hand side, with the winger jinking inside and floating in a delicate cross.

De Bruyne was able to dart in at the far post, evading the backtracking defenders, and craned forward to steer a neat header across goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. 

His goal was also the quickest in the Champions League this season, incidentally.

De Bruyne met Riyad Mahrez's cross and put Manchester City ahead against Real Madrid

De Bruyne met Riyad Mahrez’s cross and put Manchester City ahead against Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois scrambled across to his right but was unable to prevent his side conceding

Thibaut Courtois scrambled across to his right but was unable to prevent his side conceding

The opener beat the previous record set by Joshua Kimmich, who found the net in the third minute of Bayern Munich’s showdown own against Madrid in May 2018.  

City quickly built on the momentum stemming from De Bruyne’s breakthrough, with Gabriel Jesus capitalising on slack defending to spin and tuck into the corner.

The forward, coming off his four-goal display against Watford at the weekend, controlled the loose ball with aplomb and, under pressure, picked his spot.

Madrid, however, found a route back into the tie when Karim Benzema met Ferland Mendy’s searching delivery into the box to deflect the ball in via the woodwork.



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