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Sane and Mane clashed in Bayern dressing room



DFL Super Cup - RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich - Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany - July 30, 2022 Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with Sadio Mane REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane clashed in the dressing room after the German club’s Champions league quarter-final first leg defeat to Manchester City, according to reports in Germany on Wednesday.

Bild and Sky Sports Germany reported Sane had suffered a cut lip in the altercation and the two, who were also seen arguing on the pitch late in the game, had to be separated by team mates.

Bild said Senegal international Mane, a two times African footballer of the year, had complained about the way Germany winger Sane spoke to him after the 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

There was no immediate comment from Bayern Munich.

The defeat was Bayern’s biggest in the Champions League since a 3-0 loss to Paris St Germain in 2017.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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