The altercation between Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane has shocked the football world and raised concerns about the level of professionalism within the Bayern Munich squad. The incident occurred after Bayern’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League, a result that saw the German champions suffer their heaviest defeat in the competition since 2017.
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The incident has resulted in disciplinary action against Mane, who has been suspended from the squad for Bayern’s upcoming match against Hoffenheim and fined for his misconduct. The club’s statement has not provided any details about the nature of the altercation, but reports suggest that Sane suffered a cut lip in the incident.
The incident has also raised questions about the future of Mane with the club. The Senegal international joined Bayern from Liverpool last summer for a reported initial fee of £27.5 million but has had mixed success with the German champions. He suffered a leg injury in November that saw him miss the World Cup in Qatar, and he has not found the net in his last nine appearances for the club.
Meanwhile, Sane has been in Munich since the summer of 2020, leaving Manchester City in a deal worth €49 million. The German winger has been a key player for Bayern, scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists in 38 appearances for the club.
Bayern are currently in a period of transition following the departure of former manager Julian Nagelsmann and the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as his successor. Tuchel has overseen four matches since his appointment, with mixed results, including a win over Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and a loss to Freiburg that saw Bayern exit the German Cup.
Despite the recent setbacks, Bayern Munich remain in a strong position in the Bundesliga table. With a two-point lead over second-place Borussia Dortmund. The team will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat to Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie on April 19, with the incident between Mane and Sane serving as a reminder of the importance of discipline and professionalism within the squad.