Despite being the better side for much of a frenetic encounter in Spain, City – who lost Aymeric Laporte to injury in the first half – looked set to be heading for a defeat when Isco put Madrid ahead on the hour.
Gabriel Jesus scores at the Bernabéu to level it for City 🔥 pic.twitter.com/j7x6dKm2xU— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) February 26, 2020
But De Bruyne, a peripheral figure in the first half, led the fightback, supplying the cross from which Gabriel Jesus headed home an equaliser before coolly slotting in from 12 yards after Dani Carvajal had brought down substitute Raheem Sterling.
And just like that, 2-1 Manchester City 😱 pic.twitter.com/qtG3zNPNrw— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) February 26, 2020
And Madrid's frustrations were compounded with four minutes remaining, captain Sergio Ramos seeing red for a last-man challenge on Jesus as City secured a lead to take back to Manchester.