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Sadio Mane hit with enormous fine from Bayern Munich after allegedly punching teammate Leroy Sane

Sadio Mane hit with enormous fine from Bayern Munich after allegedly punching teammate Leroy Sane

Sadio Mane has been fined and suspended for the alleged incident with Bayern Munich teammate Leroy Sane.

Sadio Mane has been hit with an astronomical fine by Bayern Munich after his alleged clash with teammate Leroy Sane.

The pair got into it in the dressing room after the 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium.

German media reported that the two had to be separated and Mane caught Sane with a punch right on the lip.

It stemmed from an on-pitch argument late on, which then escalated as Mane took issue with how he had been spoken to.

Bayern confirmed the reports were indeed true and announced their summer signing was to be temporarily suspended and omitted from the squad for the upcoming Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim.

They also said he would be fined for his actions, but did not disclose the amount. However, GOAL say the Senegal international will be fined in the region of €500,000 (£442,000) for his behaviour.

Sane, meanwhile, was seen covering his face as he walked to the Bayern bus a day on from the incident.

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There was some talk of Bayern wanting to sell Mane after the altercation, but former City and Schalke winger Sane is said to have intervened and spoken to those higher up at Bayern.

SPORT1 claim the Germany international asked officials not to give Mane too harsh a punishment in order to maintain focus for the rest of the campaign.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

From a Bayern perspective, they now consider the matter closed. New manager Thomas Tuchel defended Mane and branded him an "absolute professional" and says the situation is "settled".

Asked about Mane's punishment, he told a press conference: "That's settled. A game and a fine are the consequences of what happened.

"The way both players involved dealt with it, the way the other players dealt with it, it had a cleansing effect.

"We had a positive atmosphere yesterday and today. I'm here to defend Mane.

"I've known him for a very long time and only know him as an absolute professional. I also know his entourage.

"He has never been guilty of anything."

Mane signed for Bayern in a £35 million switch in the summer and has scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Bavarian giants.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Sadio Mane, Leroy Sane, Bayern Munich