FA Cup: Leroy Sane's Tweet About Man City Hero Gundogan Moments After Victory Goes Viral

FA Cup: Leroy Sane's Tweet About Man City Hero Gundogan Moments After Victory Goes Viral

Rene Otinga
June 3, 2023 at 5:25 PM
  • Leroy Sane had a hilarious reaction to his countryman Ilkay Gundogan bagging a brace against Manchester United in the FA Cup final
  • Gundogan’s two goals proved to be the difference as City edged their local rivals 2-1 to win the FA Cup for the seventh time
  • Sane, who plays for Bayern Munich, shared a photoshopped image of Gundogan, likening the midfielder to a legendary Brazilian striker

Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane’s tweet about Ilkay Gundogan after the midfielder’s brace against Manchester United on Saturday has gone viral for hilarious reasons.

Gundogan was the hero of the day for Pep Guardiola’s side as he scored twice against the Red Devils to give City a 2-1 win in the FA Cup final.

His first goal was a stunner as he smashed home the ball after just 13 seconds, making it the fastest goal in the competition’s history.

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Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan share a joke during the training session at Manchester City Football Academy on February 18, 2020 in Manchester, England. Photo by Matt McNulty.
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Manchester United were then back in the game, amid controversial circumstances, after a penalty was given from Jack Grealish’s hand came in contact with the ball.

Bruno Fernandes slotted home the resulting penalty as the two Manchester sides went into the break level.

In the second half, Gundogan, as he has done so many times for Pep Guardiola’s side, came up with a significant contribution as he volleyed home Kevin de Bruyne’s free kick, six minutes after the break, as reported on BBC.

His goal ultimately proved to be the winner for City, and it earned the midfielder plaudits all over the world, including from his former teammate Sane.

Sane, who was clearly following proceedings of his former team, tweeted a hilarious photoshopped image of Gundogan after the match, likening the midfielder to the great Ronaldo Nazario.

Ronaldo ‘R9’ is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the history of the game, because of his prolific nature in front of goal in his heyday.

The Brazilian’s contribution to the game has been so immense, that he is typically used as a measuring unit for modern players’ goal-scoring abilities, as was the case with Gundogan.

Sane is great friends with Gundogan, as the two enjoyed a successful stint at Manchester City before the winger joined Bayern Munich in 2020, as per Bundesliga.com.

Meanwhile, City won their seventh FA Cup title as they kept their hopes of a treble alive.

Their next assignment is a crunch clash against Inter Milan on june 10 in the Champions League final.

Haaland’s elite mentality

Sports Brief also reported on Erling Haaland’s elite mentality after his side’s FA Cup victory.

Haaland could be heard telling Gundogan, “One more, one more”, moments after the full time whistle in reference to the one piece of silverware remaining for City to complete their treble.

The Norwegian had a fairly quiet game, and has bagged only one goal in his last eight matches across all competitions.

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