Bayern Munich suspend Sadio Mane after brawl with Leroy Sane
Bayern Munich had a forgettable trip to Manchester in their quarterfinal first leg of the UEFA Champions League. After losing 3-0 to the side, a new controversy surrounded social media which left everyone stunned. Although quite a few were trashed aside as false rumours initially, it is now confirmed that there was a massive altercation between Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane.
The pair clashed on and off the field during Bayern’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, with Mane reported to have punched Sane in the face after the game. After considering their options the Bavarian club moved swiftly, banning Mane for a game and handing down a fine.
Bayern’s statement read: “Sadio Mane, 31, will not be included in the FC Bayern squad for this Saturday’s home match against 1899 Hoffenheim. This is due to his misconduct after Bayern’s Champions League match at Manchester City. Mane will also be given a fine.”
Bayern will be hoping their quick and decisive action will put the matter to bed. Mane was all smiles as he took to training today, but the incident is a further blot on a frustrating season for the Senegalese star who has struggled with injuries, including a thigh injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.
The Bavarian giants had a surprisingly horrible game at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City, where the side looked very pale going forward and were totally caught off the hook in the second half. Rodri had scored the first goal of the match in the opening few minutes, curling home a stunner from long range off his weak foot.
In the second half, Bernardo Silva made it 2-0 for City, shortly before Erling Haaland scored his 45th goal of the season. Haaland, who previously scored seven times against Bayern during his Dortmund days, won a match against the Bavarians for the first time in his career.
Bayern Munich have a tough finish to the season, with the side already dragged down in the Champions League and the Bundesliga chase going all the way down to the wire as well. Explore fresh sports news and betting odds by visiting Nextbet.