We found the Leroy Sané of the great nights! Capable of making a difference for himself as he had already shown in the past. During Bayern’s great victory against Viktoria Plzen, it was he who opened the scoring after a solo run by the Czech defense and a clear shot that left Marian Tvrdon totally defenseless. The German forward of the Bavarian club even offered himself a double in the second half after a subtle control and a new shot full of class that again fooled the Slovakian goalkeeper of the Czech club. A high-flying performance that confirms his return to the forefront. Julien Nagelsmann was thus able to give the 26-year-old a break by taking him out on game time.
And precisely, when the Bavarian number 10 was substituted in the 58th minute by French striker Mathys Tel, the spectators present at the Allianz Arena were not mistaken and stood up in one man to salute their player’s performance. An ovation that came to reward the very good score of Leroy Sané after his gala match against Viktoria Pilsen but not only. Leroy Sané is also only the second player after Robert Lewandowski (in 2019-20 and 2021-22) to score for Bayern in the first three Champions League games in a single season. The Bavarian fans understood that the German striker had regained his feelings, the same ones that allowed him to become one of the most popular young players of his generation.
a way rediscovered
Back in Germany just over two years ago, after four fairly successful Premier League seasons with Manchester City, Leroy Sané took time out to make his mark at the Rekordmeister. The pivotal striker even disappointed a bit during his first two years with Bayern. If his statistics remained quite good (10 goals and 12 assists in 44 games in 2020-21 and 14 goals for 15 offers in 45 games during the previous year), we notice a progression that is still confirmed this season. Especially since this complicated period is now behind us. Above all, Julian Nagelsmann now trusts him even more. The Bavarian coach puts him in the best conditions and thus the player flourishes again.
If we stop at the case of Bayern’s 10, we realize that his return to form has nothing to do with chance. Since the start of the season, the German international has returned to his best level. Author of eight goals and three assists in thirteen games in all competitions with the Bavarians, Leroy Sané is on track to meet the expectations placed on him. Beyond his more than respectable statistics, his numbers show, if it hasn’t already been done, that we can still count on him to unclog complicated situations, especially since Bayern are not experiencing their calmest seasons, in the Bundesliga in particular.