Following the match, Sadio Mane reportedly expressed dissatisfaction with Leroy Sane’s behavior toward him on the field.
The situation escalated when Mane allegedly physically attacked Sane and struck him in the face.
Their teammates had to intervene and separate the two players. Sane was asked to leave the dressing room, and witnesses claimed that Mane’s punch left a visible mark on his face.
New reports suggest that Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane had a heated altercation on the pitch, which continued even after the match ended.
According to German newspaper BILD, Mane and Sane were involved in an argument on the field after Mane came on as a substitute.
❗ There was a big bust-up between Sadio Mané and Leroy Sané last night. Both had an argument on the pitch. After the final whistle, Mané complained about how Sané spoke to him on the pitch. Suddenly the Senegalese attacked Sané and hit him in the face (on the lip) [@BILD] pic.twitter.com/xnnPa0kKi6
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 12, 2023
After the result, the Senegalese forward complained about how the German winger spoke to him on the pitch.
Mane subsequently attacked Sane and hit him in the face, according to the report. They had to be separated by their teammates as they tried to calm things down.
Sane was then told to leave the dressing room, with eyewitnesses saying Mane’s blow on his club colleague left a mark on his face.
It’s suggested a moment in the 83rd minute triggered the altercation. Mane ran into space for a through ball instead of coming short to receive the ball.
Sane, who wanted to impress against his old team, didn’t appreciate Mane’s move and started an on-field argument.
Per the report, Bayern did not want to comment on the reported incident between Mane and Sane.
Speaking after the defeat, Thomas Tuchel said he was ‘very proud’ of how his team played and hasn’t ruled out a comeback when the two sides meet against at the Allianz Arena next Wednesday.
“Everyone saw we were trying to pull the game to our side. I saw so many good things that I refuse to put the result in focus today,” he said.
“I was very proud of how we played. We were courageous. I kind of have a crush on this team.
“It is going to be a big task to turn this tie around but we are not giving up. Obviously everyone is disappointed because it did not feel like a 3-0.
“But a home game in Germany is a home game in Germany. It is not over until we are under the showers. We won’t give away anything.”