Mane allegedly punched Sane after Bayern’s defeat to Man City

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane punched team-mate Leroy Sane in the face after Tuesday’s Champions League defeat at Manchester City in the dressing room.


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Sky Germany reported that Sane’s lip was bleeding after the altercation and the two players needed to be separated by their fellow teammates in the dressing room.

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After landing back in Munich, Mane, who was a substitute for the tie, was picked up privately from the airport while Sane took the team bus.

The two started arguing in the latter stages of the match on Tuesday night, where City beat the German champions 3-0 at Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

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Goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland gave City a comfortable 3-0 victory and a huge advantage going into the second leg.

Bayern Munich has not commented on the incident.

The moment Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane clashed in Man City 3-0 Bayern Munich

Why was Sane so angry with Mane in the first place and why did he feel the need to say anything at all?

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The whole altercation stemmed from a moment in the 83rd minute.

Sane had the ball in his own half and Bayern was attempting to flood forward.

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The German winger tried to find Mane but a mix-up in communication saw Nathan Ake easily take possession.

Sane jumped in the air in anger and could be seen turning around and having a go at Mane as City broke.

Will Mane and Sane be punished?

It is unknown how the duo will be punished if at all.

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However, according to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, per @iMiaSanMia, Mane could be severely punished.

Plettenberg says the punishment will go beyond a fine and said that, in his belief, he doesn’t think Mane has a future at the club beyond the summer.

Tuchel after first leg Bayern loss

Bayern boss Tuchel, who was taking charge of just his third game after replacing Julian Nagelsmann, felt his side was unlucky to lose the game.

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“This does not feel like a 3-0 but it is a 3-0 and it is a huge, huge task now to turn this around. We are realistic but we will not give up,” said Tuchel afterwards. “It will not be over until we are in the shower.”

Tuchel pointed to the opening goal of the game from Rodri as evidence of his team’s misfortune.

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“If City gets this sort of goal it gets really, really difficult,” said the Bayern boss. “The reaction was great during the first half. In the second half, it was even better. In the period where the goal could give us a huge boost of confidence, the opposite happened.”


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