Kevin de Bruyne snatched a 2-1 win for Manchester City away at Real Madrid tonight by firing a penalty past Thibaut Courtois – the Belgium team-mate who once had an affair with his girlfriend.
City picked up a crucial victory at the Bernabeu, coming from behind to register two away goals in the first leg of their last-16 showdown.
Isco broke the deadlock for Los Blancos on the hour mark, but Gabriel Jesus headed the visitors level with 20 minutes remaining.
And when Dani Carvajal brought down Raheem Sterling in the box after 83 minutes, the referee pointed to the spot and allowed De Bruyne to send Courtois the wrong way from 12 yards.
De Bruyne swept the ball past Courtois from 12 yards to seal a 2-1 win for Man City away at Real Madrid
De Bruyne managed to get one over on Courtois, then, eight years after the Madrid goalkeeper had an affair with his girlfriend.
Caroline Lijnen spoke out on her fling with Courtois back in 2014, insisting she strayed towards him in 2012 after De Bruyne had his own affair with her best friend.
“Kevin cheated on me,” she told Belgian publication Story Magazine.
De Bruyne’s ex-girlfriend, Caroline Lijnen, said he first cheated with one of her best friends in 2012
(Image: 2012 Photonews)
“I did not say anything for months because I couldn’t say anything, as Kevin’s parents said they would take legal action if I gave my story
“I was under pressure and I could not have contact with Kevin.
“I respected everything. But in his book Keep it Simple Kevin wrote a passage about my affair with Thibaut. So, I decided to remain silent no longer.
Lijnen then strayed towards Courtois while the goalkeeper was plying his trade for Atletico Madrid
“In the summer of 2012, Kevin told me that he had an affair with my old best friend. I gave him the choice: her or me. I was ready to…