Man City fans bemoan Kevin De Bruyne’s ‘awful’ bad luck after the midfielder was forced off with an injury in the Champions League final for the second time
- Kevin De Bruyne was forced off the pitch injured in the Champions League final
- He was also injured in his last appearance in the fixture against Chelsea in 2021
- Follow Sportsmail’s live coverage of the Champions League final in Istanbul
Fans have shared their sympathy for Kevin De Bruyne’s ‘awful luck’ after the Man City midfielder was forced off with an injury during the Champions League final.
It is the second time he has had to leave the pitch during European football’s biggest fixture, after he picked up a knock in the 2021 UCL final.
He has been replaced by Phil Foden in a game they went on to win 1-0after Rodri’s opener.
‘Gutted for De Bruyne, unlucky twice’, tweeted a fan, while another said they ‘felt awful’ for the 31-year-old.
It wasn’t just fans of Pep Guardiola’s side that felt for him as `one tweet read ‘as much as I hate City that’s awful luck for De Bruyne.’
Kevin De Bruyne was forced off in Man City’s Champions League final with an injury
It is the second time he has left a UCL final early after also picking up a knock in 2021
He has been a key part of Man City’s treble push this season, scoring 10 goals in 48 games.
Some fans felt that the Cityzens chance of winning the trophy dell dramatically as De Bruyne left the pitch, as tweets suggested they had ‘lost’ the final already and that ‘we are in trouble.’
Others suggested he may be ‘allergic’ to UCL finals given he has now left the field during the first half both times he has played the fixture.
City held on to win the final in Istanbul, meaning they have replicated the 1999 Man United team in winning the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.
The midfielder was replaced by Phil Foden in a game that remains 0-0
Fans shared their sympathy with De Bruyne online after the injury in Istanbul
Simone Inzaghi’s Inter, who were chasing a double after winning the Coppa Italia, put in a good performance and created enough chances to win the game.
They were denied by a stunning, if lucky, save from Ederson in the closing moments, and two often dragged shots wide or took the wrong options.
Rodri’s stunning winner will go down as one of the greatest moments in City history, after a final that was not as straightforward as many had predicted.
The keeper made another stunning save from the last kick off the game as Inter were denied what would have been a dramatic equaliser.
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