Baumann admitted it was a penalty - Manchester City's Sane

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That City forward says the goalkeeper admitted to fouling him in the area after the controversial second-half incident

Leroy Sane has claimed Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann admitted a penalty should have been awarded to Manchester City in their 2-1 victory over the Bundesliga club in Tuesday's Champions League clash.

City claimed their first Champions League victory of the season on Tuesday thanks to David Silva's late winner, which came after Sergio Aguero had cancelled out a first-minute opener from Ishak Belfodil.

However, prior to Silva's 87th-minute strike, the Premier League champions looked to be denied a clear second-half penalty when Sane went down in the box under a challenge from goalkeeper Baumann.

While it's importance to match was lessened thanks to Silva's heroics, Sane said after the contest Baumann had admitted he was guilty of a foul.

"I talked with him after the game, and he said to me, 'yeah, it was a penalty'," Sane told Viasport .

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola refused to discuss the controversial decision following the victory. 

Guardiola was absent from the touchline for his side's opening Group F game with Lyon due to a UEFA ban that followed his sending-off in City's quarter-final loss to Liverpool last season.

And the Man City manager strongly implied of being wary of further UEFA disciplinary action if he were to criticise the referee in this contest.

Asked for his thoughts on the incident involving Sane, he shook his head while saying:  "I don't want to talk, I don't want to talk, I don't want to talk about officials."

"I want to be with my players in the next games," Guardiola added.

"I know what happened against Monaco at home and against Liverpool last season."

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The victory takes City up to three points and second in the group behind Lyon, who drew Shakhtar Donetsk and sit on four points. 

 

 

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