The fact that Leroy Sane allegedly suffered a cut lip as a result of an altercation in the locker room with Sadio Mane has only made Bayern Munich’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City worse.
In the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, Bayern Munich will have a long way to go back after the outcome in Manchester on Tuesday.
The hardship they are currently experiencing on the field may only be the start of their issues, notwithstanding how dimly their hopes appear.
Bayern Munich has not yet responded to the allegations that surfaced on Wednesday, according to the German daily Bild, who said Sadio Mane reacted angrily to Leroy Sane’s comments and lash out, slapping his teammate.
Regarding how information about the behind-closed-doors affair got into the public, there might be some worry inside the Bayern Munich ranks.
Aside from the fact that Mane has already struggled to live up to his star status since joining from Liverpool, the controversy was something that new head coach Thomas Tuchel could have done without.
After scoring 11 goals and dishing out five assists in 32 games, the Senegalese attacker, who cost Bayern Munich an initial €32 million last June, is only sixth on the list of goal involvements this season.
Leroy Sane (13 goals, seven assists) and midfielder Jamal Musiala (15 goals, 12 assists) are both ahead of Sadio Mane on that record with 27 participations each.
Bayern Munich will eventually have to confront the alleged altercation between Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane, and that discussion might happen on Thursday.
Coach Thomas Tuchel is scheduled to address the media on Friday before the home Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim, should that not happen.
Since being chosen as Julian Nagelsmann’s replacement, the former manager of Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea has struggled.
After a stunning league victory against title challenger Dortmund to start his rule, Freiburg eliminated him from the DFB-Pokal, and now dreams of European success are on thin ice.
The team’s poor performance at the Etihad Stadium prompted a response from Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn on Wednesday.
Even the day after we are still bitterly disappointed. We imagined it differently. But there is still a second leg and I’ve experienced a lot in football myself.He said on Twitter.