Manchester City's record signing impressed last Thursday by getting his home country back on track, as Belgium overcame Bosnia in a 3-1 victory.
Not only did the playmaker score and provide an assist, he was also named Man of the Match after making the difference.
However, the visitors didn't make it easy for Marc Wilmots' men. Despite wealthy possession in the early stages, the hosts found it difficult to find a breach Mehmed Bazdarevic's well-organised side.
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To make matters worse, Bosnia opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game when Edin Dzeko finished off a neat counter-attack. Marouane Fellaini equalised eight minutes later, heading De Bruyne's superb corner straight past Asmir Begovic.
De Bruyne on fire
City's new number 17 then gave his team the lead, when he fired home from outside the box just before the break.
It fell to Eden Hazard to seal the three points from the spot deep into the second half. With three games to go, Belgium remains three points behind Wales in Group B.
Chris Coleman's side defeated Cyprus in Nicosia thanks to a late Gareth Bale winner and will secure qualification with victory over Israel this weekend.
New Man City signing
Once again, De Bruyne was outstanding for his country. Living up to his whopping £55million price tag won't be an easy task, although nothing ever appears to trouble the 24-year-old.
The Belgian clearly possesses all the qualities to become a firm favourite at the Etihad Stadium. His enthusiasm, determination and quick thinking suits City's style of play perfectly.
With 21 assists in last year's Bundesliga, he will hopefully have the chance to polish his reputation thanks to Sergio Aguero, Wilfried Bony and Raheem Sterling's intelligent runs.
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