Bayern suspend Mane after fight with Sane

Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane

Mueez Ajao

– Bayern Munich have left Sadio Mane out of their squad for Saturday’s league match against Hoffenham amid reports he punched team-mate Leroy Sane.

– Reports in Germany alleged Mane hit Sane in the face following Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League defeat by Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

– The pair reportedly had to be separated by team-mates after the altercation.

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– Bayern said Senegal forward Mane has been dropped because of “misconduct” and confirmed he will also be fined.

– Bild said former Liverpool player Mane, a two-time African footballer of the year, had complained about the way Germany winger Sane spoke to him after the defeat.

– After flying back to Germany Mane was picked up privately at the airport while Sane got the team bus.

– Neither Mane nor Sane have yet to comment on the alleged altercation.

– Bayern host City in their quarter-final second leg next Wednesday.

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