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Leroy Sane celebrates vs Hoffenheim.

Leroy Sane scores outrageous free-kick for Man City vs Hoffenheim

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Manchester City went into the final game week of the Champions League knowing they were already through to the last-16.

Pep Guardiola's side haven't found Europe's premiere competition easy, losing at home to Lyon and drawing with the Ligue 1 side over in France.

They even needed a late winner from David Silva to secure a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim in Germany.

Surprisingly, the often impressive Shakhtar Donetsk were City's easiest games of the group.

However, in the final round of fixtures, Guardiola's side were not assured of top spot in the group, with Lyon still hot on their tails.

As such, the City boss fielded a pretty strong side at home to Hoffenheim, with Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus all starting in attack.

Phil Foden also got a start in midfield alongside Ilkay Gundogan.

But, City went 1-0 down courtesy of an Andrej Kramaric penalty following a foul by Aymeric Laporte.

A surprising scoreline, but the Citizens managed to get back on level terms just before the break, with Sane scoring probably the best goal of his City career so far.

Sane celebrates

The German winger is not known for his set-piece taking, but he fired in an awesome free-kick from around 30 yards out.

VIDEO

https://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1072958813509222405

Reminiscent of some of Cristiano Ronaldo's efforts throughout his career.

City may have unearthed a new set-piece weapon in Sane.

However, it's not the first time he's taken a shot at goal from a free-kick for City, with one of his efforts crashing off the crossbar against Huddersfield last season.

You can watch the footage below.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UilN_xFHobg

Sadly for Sane, he will have a lot of competition for set-piece duty during his City career.

Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and David Silva have all shown in recent years how deadly they can be from a dead ball.

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Leroy Sane
Bernardo Silva
Aymeric Laporte
Gabriel Jesus
Kevin De Bruyne
Ilkay Gundogan
Riyad Mahrez
Pep Guardiola
Raheem Sterling
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David Silva
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester City

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