Following Bayern Munich’s lopsided loss to Manchester City on Tuesday night, Sadio Mane allegedly punched Leroy Sane in the face.
For the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal matchup against the Premier League team, Bayern made the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
It was anticipated that the contest would be heated.
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But Pep Guardiola’s team outperformed Bayern and soundly defeated them.
The home team took the lead after Rodri’s screamer in the 27th minute.
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City won 3-0 thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland in the final six minutes of the game.
After Man City’s loss, Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane fight
According to a source, arguments broke out between Mane and Sane following the match.
When Mane entered the game with 21 minutes left, Sane played the entire game against his former team.
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The two appeared to be arguing to one another while they were on the pitch, as captured by cameras.
According to BILD, Mane complained about how Sane treated him on the field and that it caused a temper to erupt in the locker room after the game.
Mane reportedly lost his cool and punched Sane on the lip.
They had to be separated by Bayern players who had to step in. To reduce stress, Sane was ordered to leave the changing room.
According to BILD, Sane has a mark on his face as a result of Mane’s blow.
Bayern reportedly doesn’t want to speak about the incident or its possible repercussions.
It will be interesting to see if the two players are disciplined for the event.
When will the second leg between Bayern and City be played?
If Bayern wants to advance to this year’s Champions League semifinals, they have a mountain to climb.
On Wednesday, April 20, they receive City at the Allianz Arena for their second leg.
City will be the overwhelming favorite to advance to the semifinals. The winner will face either Real Madrid or Chelsea in the competition’s semifinals.