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Hadi Sacko compares Leeds ace to Germany international

By Dominic Toner

Leeds attacker Hadi Sacko amusingly compared team-mate Marco Silverstri to Manuel Neuer on Twitter.

Silvestri, 25, was the hero for the Whites on Tuesday night as they progressed to the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

Leeds secured a 3-2 win on penalties against Championship rivals Norwich at Elland Road, with their goalkeeper saving three spot kicks in the shoot-out.

First-half goals from Alex Pritchard and Marcus Antonsson sent the game into extra-time, before Chris Wood cancelled out Nelson Oliviera’s goal to take the game to penalties.

Sacko revealed his delight after the match and praised Silvestri for his heroics in the shoot-out.

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He even drew comparisons with Bayern Munich and Germany number one Neuer, who is regarded by many as the best in the world.

“Yes we through. Again what an atmosphere tonight and great character we showed. Congrats to Marco ’Neuer’ Silvestri for the saves,” Sacko wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Silvestri was making just his third appearance of the season against Norwich, with the goalkeeper only being used during the EFL Cup run.

Summer signing Rob Green has been the club’s first-choice in goal this season and started all 14 Championship games.

Sacko, 22, was substituted on in the second-half as Garry Monk injected some pace and trickery to his side.

The on-loan Sporting Lisbon youngster, one of summer 11 recruits brought in to Elland Road, has made a bright start since he joined.

The pacy winger is adapting well to his first spell in English football, scoring one goal and supplying four assists already this season.

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