Sadio Mane has been punished by Bayern Munich for punching Leroy Sane.
Mane and Sane clashed in the dressing room after Bayern’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday evening.
The Senegalese international was not happy with how Sane spoke to him on the pitch and confronted him after the match.
He snapped and punched Sane in the face, leaving him with a bloodied lip.
Their teammates had to intervene and the duo were separated. Sane left the dressing room to avoid tensions escalating further.
Bayern release statement confirming Sadio Mane’s punishment after punching Leroy Sane
Bayern chiefs have met to discuss Mane’s future.
The German giants have decided not to terminate his contract but have instead suspended him for their match against 1899 Hoffenheim next Saturday.
It is unknown whether he will be allowed to return following this weekend’s match.
Mane has also been hit with a fine. The amount has not been specified.
Bayern’s statement read: “Sadio Mané , 31, will not be in the FC Bayern squad for the home game against 1899 Hoffenheim next Saturday. The reason is misconduct by Mané after FC Bayern’s Champions League game at Manchester City. In addition, Mané will receive a fine.”
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