Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Gabriel Jesus during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Manchester City and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Etihad Stadium on December 12, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Leroy Sane was delighted with himself after scoring the first free-kick of his career in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the Champions League

The German winger scored twice at the Etihad Stadium to enable City to finish their Group F campaign with a win after Andrej Kramaric’s 16th-minute penalty had given Hoffenheim the lead.

But Sane’s blistering free-kick from 25-yards out, in the dying moments of the first-half, was what captured everyone’s interest.

The 22-year-old now revealed that the secret behind it was a lot of practice and a bit of luck.

“I practice a lot in training,” Sane told the club website.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after he scores his team's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins-Arena on February 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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The Citizens were able to turn their luck around and after being down 2-1 against Schalke, with one player sent off, they won 3-2 in the UCL.

“We had some good moments, we made life hard for ourselves but it was a really good game.

“I was thinking of whether to shoot or not from the free-kick, it was quite a distance. It was quite lucky.”

The City star then sealed the win by claiming his eighth goal of the season after finishing off a swift counter-attack.