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Leroy Sané reacts to being subbed on and off against Leverkusen

By Rune Gjerulff

It came as a surprise to Leroy Sané that he was subbed off in the second half of Bayern München's tie with Bayer Leverkusen after he had come on before the break.

Leroy Sané.
Leroy Sané.

Leroy Sané was subbed on and off in Bayern München's 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen, which saw him come on after 32 minutes and brought off in the 68th minute.


In an interview with Bild after the game, the German international admitted he was surprised that Bayern coach Hansi Flick chose to sub him off.

"The substitution came as a surprise to me at first. I've not tried that before. But it something that happens once in a while. The team was right by my side after the final whistle, and we were all happy about the three points," said Sané.

Flick said he had 'no other option' but to take off Sané.

"When we make substitutions, we have to do it sensibly. If you see the second half, Thomas Muller is indispensable, Serge Gnabry improved in the second half, that's why I substituted Leroy Sané," said Flick.

“We had to react like that because there was no other option."


Leverkusen
(4-3-3)
1Lukáš Hradecky
6Aleksandar Dragović
4Jonathan Tah
12Edmond Tapsoba
22Daley Sinkgraven
27Florian Wirtz
15Julian Baumgartlinger (C)
11Nadiem Amiri
9Leon Bailey ↩74
14Patrik Schick ↩82
19Moussa Diaby
Bench
36Niklas Lomb
13Lucas Alario ↪82
37Emrehan Gedikli
38Karim Bellarabi
16Tin Jedvaj
18Wendell
23Mitchell Weiser
10Kerem Demirbay ↪74
39Cem Tuna Türkmen
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Niklas Süle
17Jérôme Boateng
21Lucas Hernández
19Alphonso Davies
24Corentin Tolisso ↩68
27David Alaba
29Kingsley Coman ↩32
25Thomas Müller
7Serge Gnabry
9Robert Lewandowski
Bench
35Alexander Nübel
10Leroy Sané ↪32 ↩68
11Douglas Costa
13E. Choupo-Moting
5Benjamin Pavard
41Chris Richards
6Joshua Kimmich ↪68
22Marc Roca
42Jamal Musiala ↪68

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