Leroy Sane reveals the secret behind his stunning free-kick

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.

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“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.