Manchester City had to come from behind with 10 men to claim a late victory after VAR controversies
Sergio Aguero gave City an early lead, but a brace of penalties from Nabil Bentaleb and Nicolas Otamendi’s red card turned the game on its head.
Sane has continued to make his mark at City as he came from the bench fire home a wonderful free-kick with five minutes remaining against his former club, though, and Sterling grabbed a 90th-minute winner.
Sane was left on the bench against the club where he made his name as a youngster and by the time he came off the bench City were down to ten men and a goal behind.
Manchester City where Furious after VAR gave a handball against Nicolas Otamendi in the first half before Fernandinho was deemed to have fouled Salif Sane in the area before the break.
Nabil Bentaleb had to score from the penalty spot to annul Sergio Aguero’s gift of an opener following a defensive mix-up.
Yet Sane curled a sensational free-kick into the top corner with less than 10 minutes remaining before Sterling completed their dramatic late turnaround to ensure they have an advantage in the second leg of the tie
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva (C), Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero. SUBS: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sané, Mahrez, Zinchenko, Foden.
Schalke: Fährmann, Nastasic, Bruma, Sané, Oczipka, Bentaleb, McKennie, Caligiuri, Mendyl, Suat Serdar, Uth. SUBS: Nubel, Rudy, Matondo, Kutucu, Burgstaller, Skrzykski, Harit.
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