Munich, Germany – Bayern Munich has announced the suspension and fining of their 31-year-old Senegalese forward, Sadio Mané, after a violent altercation with teammate Leroy Sané in the dressing room following their 3-0 loss against Manchester City on Tuesday. The team’s management has described the incident as “misconduct,” although no further details were provided.
The clash between Mané and Sané reportedly began on the pitch during the match and escalated after the final whistle. The two players were seen arguing heatedly during the game and carried their dispute into the dressing room. This disappointing loss marks Bayern Munich’s largest Champions League defeat since their 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.
As a result of this incident, Mané will not be part of the squad for Bayern Munich’s upcoming home game against Hoffenheim on Saturday. However, he is expected to return for the second leg of their Champions League tie against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Despite the altercation, both Mané and Sané participated together in training on Thursday. It remains to be seen whether this conflict will have any lasting effects on the team dynamics, as Bayern Munich, under the management of Thomas Tuchel, looks to bounce back from their recent defeat.
Sadio Mané, a former Liverpool player, has had a challenging season, having missed a significant portion of it due to injury, including the World Cup. Despite these setbacks, the Senegalese international has managed to score 11 goals in 32 appearances for Bayern Munich.