Ilkay Gundogan grabbed a brace in Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Barcelona and has credited their dominance for the victory.
The former Dortmund star scored on either side of De Bruyne’s freekick goal, after Messi fired Barcelona ahead in the 21st minute.
And the Germany international says Pep Guardiola’s men were more than deserving of their victory against the manager’s former club.
“We started a bit nervous, especially the first 20 or 30 minutes,” he told BT Sport. “But after that, after the goal, we won the self-confidence back and the second half was incredible.
“We dominated Barca in the second half and had a few more chances to score. I think the result is more than deserved.
“It was not so much about the tactics today, I think it was more about mentality. Winning one-on-ones.
“It was an unbelievable game from our side and it was an incredible night for everyone.”