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Everton forward Richarlison was impressed with the performance of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne against Real Madrid, and praised him on Twitter.

Richarlison was following the Champions League Round of 16 second-leg tie between City and Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on Friday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side won the match 2-1 to progress 4-2 on aggregate to the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition.

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De Bruyne started the game and played for the entire 90 minutes, and his performance against the Spanish and European giants impressed Everton forward Richarlison.

The 23-year-old Brazil international wrote on Twitter, which when translated from Portuguese roughly reads: “De Bruyne is a monster too much.”


According to WhoScored, against Madrid on Friday evening, De Bruyne took three shots of which none was on target, played nine key passes, had a pass accuracy of 86%, won one header, took 71 touches, made two tackles, and put in 10 crosses.

The 29-year-old Belgium international midfielder has made six appearances in the Champions League for City this season, scoring one goal and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

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