Super-sub Sané 'on the right track'
Not a bad substitute to have up your sleeve! Leroy Sané had been on the field for 11 minutes when, in the 80th minute of Bayern’s top-of-the-table clash with Borussia Dortmund, he dribbled into the penalty area after a fine pass from Robert Lewandowski, cut inside from the right, shook off Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji and made it 3-1 with a crisp left-footed shot.
“When you can bring on a player like him, it gives you another injection of quality and speed,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick, highlighting the impact of Sané’s introduction in his team’s 3-2 win. The 24-year-old didn’t need any time to warm up and worked the left flank just as Kingsley Coman had been doing before.
Three goals in three sub appearances
Having been set back by a knee injury at the end of September, the summer signing has worked his way back with great resolve and shown in recent games that he’s lost none of his class. The 24-year-old Germany international has especially proven his qualities as a substitute since returning from injury. Sané came off the bench against Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Salzburg and now Dortmund, scoring every time. “He’s on the right track but still not at 100 per cent. We have to work on that together,” said Flick.
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