- Sane scores world class free kick (video)
- Also starts, finishes team goal
- Man City wins group
Leroy Sane scored two beautiful goals as Manchester City came back from an early deficit to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 and claim its UEFA Champions League group on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium.
City is the lone Premier League side to win its group.
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Kramaric curled a wonderful ball toward the City goal, but Ederson tipped it wide of the far post with an outstanding effort.
City conceded a penalty on the ensuing corner when Laporte took down Benjamin Hubner in the box, allowing Kramaric to converted the 16th minute penalty.
Sane answered with a beauty before halftime, bending a wicked free kick over and around the wall.
The Premier League champions were much better in the second half, with Raheem Sterling and Sane continuing their season-long danger.
Sterling then led a 3v1 break, passing to Sane who got a bit too unselfish with a layoff to Bernardo Silva, who was stymied by the goalkeeper. It was an astounding miss.
But Sane did the thing himself, playing a sensational low pass onto the path of Sterling before getting the ball returned and touching around Baumann to make it 2-1.
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