Given the team from Naples have enjoyed a perfect start to their Serie A campaign, tonight’s clash with the Premier League’s leader looked like a mouthwatering one, but neither side was keen to come out of their shells in the opening stages.
But that all changed when Raheem Sterling pounced to score from close-range in the ninth minute, forcing Napoli to try and get back into the tie.
But that was exactly what City wanted and when De Bruyne picked up the ball in the final-third, you knew trouble was ahead.
Gabriel Jesus was on the end of it, but the Belgian’s cross was absolutely inch-perfect:
Inch. Perfect. Cross.
Turn the floodlights off and Kevin De Bruyne would still find you with a cross ? pic.twitter.com/iEk8pC7Pkg
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2017
Is he one of the best midfielders in European football at the moment?