Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sane Sad for Schalke Fans after Hitting a Killer Blow

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sane Sad for Schalke Fans after Hitting a Killer Blow

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LEROY Sane expressed his sadness for Schalke fans - after delivering a clinical blow to their Champions League hopes.

The City star, back to play at the Veltins Arena for the first time since his 2016 move to the Etihad, was left on the bench for the majority of the last-16 first leg. But with Pep Guardiola in need of something special, Sane delivered as he unleashed an unstoppable free-kick to level the score before Raheem Sterling went on to score the winner.

It was not a vintage performance from the Blues, with Guardiola using the evidence of two penalties conceded and a red card for Nicolas Otamendi to reiterate his belief that his team are not ready to challenge for the trophy.

However, three away goals and a lead in the tie should be enough to keep City content for the trip back to Manchester. …

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