Bayern Munich have suspended Senegal International, Sadio Mane, for one game following an altercation with Leroy Sane after this week’s Champions League loss to Man City, the club announced Thursday.
The club’s forward will miss their Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim, the club said.
“Sadio Mane will not be included in the Bayern Munich squad for this Saturday’s home match against Hoffenheim.
“This is due to his misconduct after Bayern Munich’s 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League match at Manchester City on Tuesday,” the club said in a statement.
German media reports had it that Mane hit team-mate Leroy Sane in the face and both players had to be separated by other teammates.
This had happened after the 0-3 loss to Manchester City in the first leg of their quarter-finals tie.
The reports added that the two already had a dispute on the pitch late in Tuesday’s game over a pass movement between them that went wrong.
Bayern Munich did not confirm the altercation between the players.
The one-match suspension means Mane will be available for manager Thomas Tuchel in Wednesday’s return leg against Manchester City in Munich.
Bild reported the clash started in the dying stages of Bayern’s loss in Manchester, with footage showing the two arguing on the pitch.
Mane has endured a frustrating time since joining the German champions from Liverpool in the summer of 2022.
Signed as a replacement for the departing Robert Lewandowski, the Champions League winner has scored 11 times in 32 matches for Bayern.
The two-time African Player of the Year scored six goals in his first seven matches in all competitions for Bayern, but has not scored since October.
Mane has also had six goals ruled out for offside so far this season for Bayern, a Bundesliga record.
Mane suffered a leg injury while playing for Bayern against Werder Bremen in November which kept him out of Senegal’s Qatar World Cup campaign and he missed nine club matches.