Kevin De Bruyne given just THREE out of ten in brutal L'Equipe player ratings for PSG clash with Messi only six

KEVIN DE BRUYNE was described as the worst player on the pitch as Manchester City lost to Paris Saint-Germain.

The notoriously harsh player ratings dished out by French daily L'Equipe left the Belgian with a score of 3/10.


No City star earned more than a six from the ratings with several players hammered for the 2-0 defeat at Parc des Princes.

With Jack Grealish, Rodri and Raheem Sterling handed a 4/10 review, De Bruyne came out worst with a three.

Kept on for the whole 90 minutes by Pep Guardiola, the playmaker contributed a game-high three key passes but only two of his nine crosses were considered by the stats aggregators to be 'good'.

Otherwise, his numbers were unspectacular but perhaps not dreadful as he made 31 successful passes, the second-lowest of the 20 outfield starters, and lost possession 18 times, the fourth-most overall.

De Bruyne was also booked for a first-half lunge on Idrissa Gueye.

It was the ex-Everton man who put PSG in front after only eight minutes, helping him notch an 8/10 in L'Equipe's ratings along with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Marquinhos.

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City had plenty of chances to draw level as Sterling and Bernardo Silva both missed from close-range after a smart De Bruyne cross.

The 30-year-old and Sterling also failed to make second-half openings pay before Lionel Messi made it 2-0.

After a quiet game, the Argentine turned on the style for his first PSG goal – and was handed a 6/10 by L'Equipe for his troubles.

The French paper wrote of his performance: "So that's a genius.

"A player able to miss everything for 70 minutes, to multiply the bad choices, not to weigh on the offensive animation of his team if it is not by a few first passes in the heart of the game and, suddenly, to raise a stage on an acceleration and a divine strike.

"His first goal with Paris (on his only shot), in such a paradoxical evening, will remain his legend."

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