It’s moments like this define genius.
Kevin De Bruyne has produced dozens of magic moments this season with the Belgian midfielder’s form inspiring Man City to a potentially record-breaking title win.
But as Mohamed Salah racked up his 30th Premier League goal of the season at home to Bournemouth, KDB reminded us all of his unadulterated class with one of the greatest touches you’ll ever see.
A rare Man City hoof up field flirted with leaving the atmosphere before dropping to De Bruyne just beyond the halfway line.
Despite close attention of Eric Dier, he somehow managed to cushion the ball over Davinson Sanchez, putting Raheem Sterling through on goal.
The England winger failed to convert the chance as Spurs’ Colombian centre-back used his pace to get back make a last-ditch tackle.
Had Sterling scored, De Bruyne would have yet another world-class assist in his portfolio.
The more you watch it, the better it gets.
Dier has his arms all over De Bruyne and the ball drops from an incredible height
The technique is perfect but how about the awareness?
Most players would have been so focused on their first touch they wouldn’t have acknowledged Sanchez’s positioning, Sterling’s run, or the lack of cover in behind.
Not only does De Bruyne have a picture of the game clear in his head as the ball drops at pace toward him, he recognises the need to play the pass early.
We could easily ramble on for another few hundred words about the beauty of it but you probably have better things to be getting on with.