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VIDEO: De Bruyne’s laser doubles Belgium’s lead over Brazil

Kevin De Bruyne

Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, center, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Kevin De Bruyne is best known for creating goals for his teammates — the reigning Premier League assist king had 16 helpers this season (20 in all competitions) — but he scores a fair few goals of his own (12 across all comps in 2017-18).

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After 300 minutes at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Manchester City’s brilliant Belgian had not yet found the back of the net. That changed in minute no. 301. When you make the people wait, you best deliver the high-quality goods.

How does an absolute laser strike from the edge of the penalty area sound? How does a 2-0 lead over Brazil in Friday’s second quarterfinal sound? (Let’s not ignore Romelu Lukaku’s boss-man contribution in the build-up.)

There’s a long way still to go for the Red Devils, but they’re presently barreling toward a semifinal clash with France.

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