Kevin De Bruyne’s ex-girlfriend cheated on him with Belgium teammate Thibaut Courtois when both were still together. However, the Manchester City midfielder got his pound of flesh in February 2020, when Man City visited Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League in an underdog status.
Then, the situation started to look somewhat precarious for City after Isco opened the scoring on the hour – admittedly, against the run of play. But Kevin De Bruyne stepped up.
Inside just 5 minutes (from 78th to 83rd), the Belgian produced a goal and an assist – in reverse order, with the goal being a coolly-slotted penalty kick. KDB lifted his team up and in the process completed a personal vendetta against Los Blancos number one Thibaut Courtois.
The apex of the who issue is simple: Courtois is the man Kevin De Bruyne’s ex-girlfriend cheated with when she was still in a relationship with Manchester City’s playmaker. She later admitted as much, although she also insisted it was an act of retaliation as De Bruyne cheated first.
Despite that, the cold-blooded look on KDB’s face as he slotted home the penalty vs Courtois is thoroughly enjoyable to witness if you know the whole story and the likely personal struggle the Belgian went through.