Monday's clash with Belgium was an amazing game for Kevin De Bruyne. The midfielder showed why he is one of, if not the, best players at his position in the game by captaining Belgium to a comprehensive 4-0 win.
The icing on the cake was the fact that the Man City superstar had a hand in all four goals. It didn't take long for the Red Devils to march to an early lead, going 3-0 up after only 32 minutes. All three goals were assisted by none other than De Bruyne.
For the fourth goal, the former Wolfsburg playmaker turned finisher, burying a lovely pass from Lukaku past the opposition goalkeeper with ease. However, it was his hat-trick of assists that earned him a special feat.
The 28-year-old became the first player in the Euro 2020 qualifiers to set up three goals in a single game. The win was the most crucial thing, but Kevin's performance was an important personal achievement. Check out these soccer stats after his masterclass against Scotland.
3 - Kevin De Bruyne is the first player to assist three goals in the same game of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying. Exhibition. pic.twitter.com/3ycqVfzgOR— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 9, 2019
6 - Kevin De Bruyne has had a direct hand in six goals in just four games versus Scotland (one goal, five assists), including assisting three goals tonight. Conductor.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 9, 2019
In his last 436 minutes of football, Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in nine goals.— bet365 (@bet365) September 9, 2019
That's a goal or assist every 48 minutes.
Kevin de Bruyne's six games for club and country this season:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 9, 2019
Eight assists in six games. https://t.co/GN5yrt73Wx
Roberto Martinez's men kept their perfect record in the qualifying round intact as a result. The Red Devils boast 18 points from six games in Group I, scoring 18 times and conceding only once.