Leroy Sane escapes serious injury in Germany clash against Serbia

Heather Diaz
March 21, 2019

On the tackle, Sane added: "The foul looked worse than it was, everything is fine with my ankle". "Sane was lucky and got away with not getting hurt but such fouls can break bones".

Serbian forward Milan Pavkov was sent off late in the game for a risky challenge on Leroy Sane, but the Germany and Manchester City player confirmed that he had not been injured.

Germany brought on Marco Reus and Leon Goretzka in the second half and set about grinding down a solid Serbian defence.

The former World Champions now turn their attention to the Netherlands in their opening EURO 2020 qualifier, while Serbia lock horns with Portugal.

Low made the surprise decision earlier this month to change the direction of the German national side by favouring youth over experience.

The big news prior to the domestic sabbatical was the fact that Die Mannschaft boss Joachim Low had decided that Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels would no longer be selected.

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Tyus Battle, Howard's backcourt mate, would seem a likely candidate, though Boeheim would not tip his hand. Howard made national headlines last week when he allegedly tried to trip Duke star Zion Williamson .

The result has led to some rather inquisitive articles being written on Monday regarding his future at the helm, with Champions League qualification now looking like a tough ask, and Maurizio Sarri, currently at Chelsea, remains one of the names for next season.

Serbia went forward after 11 minutes and their first corner bounced off the back of two players to land perfectly for Luka Jovic to head in for his first worldwide goal.

'We started to defend in a very good way in the last month, I think.

His team dominated the first half at Goodison Park but it was a totally different story after the interval and the 2-0 loss leaves Chelsea three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal. We were lacking a bit of chemistry.

Bayern's experienced trio played a key part in Germany's success at the 2014 World Cup, but really struggled in the 2018 edition of the tournament. "Overall, I am very satisfied with the mentality, the pressure we created".

The game itself was a rather entertaining spectacle, with Eintracht Frankfurt's rising star Luka Jovic scoring his first senior goal for Serbia.

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