Sadio Mane ‘suddenly attacked’ Bayern team-mate after Man City loss

Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane were involved in a heated scuffle after Bayern Munich’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night, according to reports.

The Bavarians went behind after 27 minutes at the Etihad in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with City, with Rodri scoring a stunning effort with his weaker left foot.

But Bayern rallied at the start of the second half and were unfortunate not to equalise, before a mistake from Dayot Upamecano gifted Bernardo Silva another goal.

Erling Haaland rounded off the game six minutes later, though Thomas Tuchel was happy with his side’s display despite the scoreline as Bayern recorded the highest possession of an opposition side against Guardiola at the Etihad.

Although Tuchel tried to raise the spirits of his players after the defeat, German newspaper BILD are now reporting that things became heated in the away dressing afterwards while their coach was doing his press duties.

There was a fight between Mane and Sane which had carried over from the pitch, with the Senegalese star unhappy with the way his team-mate had spoken to him.

After returning to the dressing room, Mane reignited his argument and ‘suddenly attacked’ Sane, reportedly hitting him in the face.

Other members of the Bayern team jumped in and separated the two players, with Sane sent out of the dressing room in order to calm things down.

According to BILD, the former City player was left with marks on his face from the altercation with the ex-Liverpool winger.

It is unclear what exactly Mane was unhappy about, but late in the game he was seen arguing with Sane over a failed attack and the former Liverpool star seemed unhappy that he had not been passed to.

It is not the first time Mane’s temperament has been questioned, with the 31-year-old having furiously confronted Julian Nagelsmann in front of the squad shortly before his dismissal – an incident that contributed to his sacking.

Speaking about Mane recently, Tuchel said: ‘Strikers like Sadio are sensitive. That is the key. It is about trust and patience.’


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