Former City striker’s revival continues with goal against Bayern Munich
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Dennis Srbeny’s bright return to German football stepped up a level last night, as the former Norwich City striker scored against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
The striker returned to former club Paderborn in January and scored his third goal in six games in the German top flight, embarrassing World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Srbeny timed a run well to stay onside and then cut the ball inside the on-rushing Neuer before keeping his cool as Bayern defenders scrambled back, to calmly slot into an empty net and equalise just before half-time.
Poland star Robert Lewandowski eventually spared the leaders' blushes with an 88th minute goal to snatch a 3-2 win, to push five points clear at the summit.
Paderborn however remain bottom, one point from the relegation play-off place but six points from safety with 11 games remaining.
Srbeny also scored during defeats to Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin since returning to the club who sold him to Norwich in a deal reportedly worth around £1.3million in January 2018.
The 25-year-old managed five goals in 43 games for the Canaries, although just 13 of those games were starts - and just seven of those were in league games.
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His final goal came during the closing stages of a 2-0 win at Everton in the Premier League in December but the Canaries allowed Srbeny to leave due to the progress of Republic of Ireland U21 striker Adam Idah and the return to fitness of Switzerland international Josip Drmic.
The Canaries are believed to have recovered the majority of the fee they spent on Srbeny, who had been prolific for Paderborn in the third tier before leaving for England.
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- You can see Srbeny's goal in the video above