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UCL: Sane freekick seals win against Hoffeinham

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LEROY Sane struck twice as Manchester City came from behind to secure top spot in Champions League Group F with a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.

Sane cancelled out former Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric’s early penalty with a stunning free-kick just before half time and grabbed his second on the hour.

City also hit the woodwork twice as they created numerous chances after making a sluggish star, Pep Guardiola’s side, who gave valuable experience to 18-year-old Phil Foden, dominated the second half and Sane could have had a hat-trick had he not passed up another shooting chance.

It was an impressive performance from the German – left out of his country’s World Cup squad last summer – against a team from his homeland.

City, who were without a batch of star players through injury, initially looked like they were suffering a hangover from their weekend defeat at Chelsea and took time to find their usual verve.

Hoffenheim were more positive early and created an opening for Kramaric on the edge of the area from where he should have done better than shoot over.

The lively Kramaric went closer with a fine curling effort moments later but Ederson made a fine save to tip round the post

2015 – Leroy Sané is the first German player to score

against German opposition in the Champions League since Mesut Özil vs Bayern

Munich in October 2015. Beauty.

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