Joshua Wilson-Esbrand's deflected effort in the 78th minute rescued a draw for Brian Barry-Murphy's youngsters against the stubborn hosts, who took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Kyriani Sabbe rifled a 20-yard drive past Mikki Van Sas.
Having dug in with nine men to claim a point against Paris Saint-Germain in the previous game in the competition, City again showed character to fight back against the Belgians, who were backed by a vociferous home crowd.
MAN CITY: Van Sas, Lewis, Katongo, Mbete, Wilson-Esbrand, Lavia, Oduroh, McAtee (C) (Ndala 70'), Barrington (Mebude 55'), Edozie (Ogwuru 70'), Bobb.
SUBS: Murray-Jones, Tarensi, Whittingham, Adam.
CLUB BRUGGE: Van Neck, De Roeve, Hautekiet, Modele, Sabbe, Biomme (C), Engels, Sandra, Nusa, Audoor, Vermant.
SUBS: Vroman, Ochieng, Servais, Spileers, Talibi, Vanrafelghem, Audoor.
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