Ex-Liverpool star Sadio Mane set to apologise to Bayern Munich teammates following Leroy Sane altercation

Sadio Mane is expected to apologize to his Bayern teammates today following the forward’s dressing room incident with Bayern Munich teammate Leroy Sane.

During Tuesday night’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to Manchester City, the strikers were spotted arguing on the pitch. When the two returned to the dressing room, they got into a fight, and Mane allegedly punched Sane in the face.

What happened between the pair?

According to Bild and Sky Sports Germany, Sané received a cut lip during the confrontation. The two had to be separated by teammates.

Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane involved in an altercation in Bayern Munich's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City

The Senegal international Mané, a two-time African footballer of the year, was upset with the way Germany winger Sané talked to him.

Sane protested to Mane in the 83rd minute of the match about a failed run behind the Cityzens’ defense, while the latter asked his partner to come short. It resulted in them exchanging angry remarks.

What punishments could Sadio Mane receive?

Bayern’s board of directors is currently considering suitable punishment for its Senegalese star, with Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenburg saying that the punishment will “go beyond a fine.”

Plettenburg mentions that the board is examining a variety of measures, including suspension or “separation” between the club and the player. Mane is expected to apologize to his bewildered teammates as the club returns to training in Munich today.

Bayern has already announced that the 31-year-old former Liverpool attacker would miss Saturday’s home match against Hoffenheim. He will also be fined heavily. It was defined as punishment for “misconduct” in a statement, but no further specifics were provided. However, more punishments could soon follow.

The club’s official 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.”

Plettenberg also reports Bayern Munich is considering selling him this summer, only one year after buying him from Liverpool. Bayern could instead invest heavily in a new striker in the summer.

The 3-0 defeat at the Etihad was the last nail in Mane’s coffin. The Senegal international joined Bayern for £35 million following a glittering career at Liverpool. He has missed much of this season due to injury, including the World Cup. He has since scored 11 goals in 32 Bayern appearances.

ManĂ© is still available to play against Manchester City on Wednesday. Tuchel has still to decide whether or not to choose the player for the important game. Bayern will play Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday, where Mane will not be participating. 

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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