Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Breathes Sigh of Relief after Sane Horror Tackle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Breathes Sigh of Relief after Sane Horror Tackle

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LEROY Sane has put City fans, and no doubt Pep Guardiola's, fears at rest by providing a positive injury update after being on the receiving end of a horrendous challenge in Germany's 1-1 friendly draw against Serbia.

Germany had gone into the break a goal down after reported City target Luka Jovic scored early on but Sane was in electric form in the second half and Die Mannschaft managed to equalise through Leon Goretzka.

Then deep into added time Serbian attacker Milan Pavkov - making his debut for the national side - went in studs-up and high on Sane's ankle in a horrible challenge.

It earned Pavkov a straight red card in the 93rd minute.

Sane managed to get up to his feet and hobble off the pitch, however, and the City forward is hopeful of playing in Sunday's Euro 2020 qualifier against the Netherlands. …

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