Stunning reports have emerged that Senegalese superstar, Sadio Mane punched his teammate, Leroy Sane shortly after Bayern Munich lost to Manchester City in the Champions League.
It was an unforgettable night at the Etihad Stadium as the Bavarians were thrashed 3-0 in what looked like a completely one-sided affair.
Pep Guardiola’s side made their opponents minced meat, running riot in all departments and dominating the encounter from start to finish.
Bayern Munich’s camp was already heated up after the final whistle, knowing it would be a herculean task to turn the result around in the second legaround the result in the second leg.
Why did Mane punch Sane?
It is believed the Senegalese star was not impressed with the former Man City star approaching him during the encounter over a miscommunication.
Sane was in Bayern’s starting line-up and played the full 90 minutes of the encounter, while Mane was a second-half substitute, having replaced Jamal Musiala in the 69th minute.
An argument started after the Senegalese ran up from behind but the German appeared to expect the former Liverpool man in a different position, which led to a brief exchange of words.
Things reportedly continued in the dressing room after the match. The shouting match then led to fisticuffs between the pair, according to BILD.
The German publication reported that Mane punched Sane before they were separated, with both players said to have been roughed up during the scuffle.