De Bruyne Could Break Stunning Lionel Messi Record Against Man United

A stunning Lionel Messi record could be broken by Kevin De Bruyne when. Manchester City host their arch-rival Manchester United in a derby match on Sunday. The Belgian could become the player with the most assists in the last decade if he manages to provide assists for his teammates.

De Bruyne could break Lionel Messi record

Kevin De Bruyne is undoubtedly one of the best players of the past decade. Over the years, the midfielder has become a joy to watch not only to Manchester City fans but to every lover of the game.

He continues to play at the highest level, even after an injury setback early this campaign. The City midfield maestro was out for more than four months after injuring his hamstring against Burley during the first league match of the season.

He, however, returned to the pitch as if he never left. Since he returned to the pitch in January, the Belgian has provided 12 assists in just 11 games in all competitions, with four of those coming in City’s 6-2 mauling of Luton Town in the FA Cup on Tuesday night.

The four passes brilliantly converted by Erling Haaland increase De Bruyne’s assists to 202 in the past 10 years, one behind Lionel Messi’s 203 in the same time frame across Europe’s top five leagues.

Apart from Messi 203 and De Bruyne 202, no other player who has played or currently playing in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, or the Bundesliga in the past 10 years could boast of having over 200.

Lionel Messi record could be broken on Sunday and the City player could become the highest assist provider in Europe’s top five leagues if he can provide two assists during the match.

Even though the Belgian failed to break the record against the Red Devils, he would have the opportunity to do so another day since the record owner Messi is now playing outside Europe.

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