We have found the Leroy Sané of the big nights! Able to make the difference on his own, as he had shown in the past. It was he who scored the opening goal in Bayern’s big win against Viktoria Pilsen after a solo in the Czech defense and a clear shot that left Marian Tvrdon completely helpless. Bayern’s German striker even offered a brace in the second period after subtle control and another great shot that once again fooled the Czechs’ Slovakian custodian. A soaring performance that confirms his return to the top. So Julien Nagelsmann was able to let the 26-year-old breathe by getting him out after an hour.
And just as the Bavarian number 10 was replaced by French striker Mathys Tel in the 58th minute, the spectators in attendance at the Allianz Arena were not mistaken and rose as one to applaud their player’s performance. An applause that not only rewarded Leroy Sané’s very good result after his gala game against Viktoria Pilsen. Leroy Sané is also only the second player after Robert Lewandowski (2019/20 and 2021/22) to score in the first three Champions League games of a season for Bayern. Bayern fans understood that the German striker had regained his feelings that allowed him to become one of the most popular young players of his generation.
A rediscovered form
Back in Germany just over two years ago, after four quite successful seasons in the Premier League with Manchester City, Leroy Sané took the time to gain a foothold with the record champions. The whirling striker was even a little disappointing in his first two years at Bayern. Although his stats stayed pretty good (10 wins and 12 assists in 44 games in 2020-21 and 14 goals for 15 offers in 45 games during the previous exercise), we note a development that is still confirmed this season. Especially since this complicated time is now behind him. Julian Nagelsmann in particular trusts him even more now. He is placed in the best conditions by the Bayern coach and the player thrives again as a result.
Going into the case of the Bayern number 10, we realize that his return to form has nothing to do with coincidence. The German international has returned to his best level since the start of the season. Author of eight wins and three assists in thirteen games in all competitions with Bayern, Leroy Sané is living up to expectations. Aside from his more than respectable stats, if he hadn’t already, his numbers prove that we can still count on him when he solves complicated situations, especially since Bayern aren’t experiencing their quietest seasons in the Bundesliga.