In the 64th minute, coach Thomas Tuchel replaced Sane with Mane in the context that Bayern needed to renew their attack because they were leading 1-0 by Man City. According to what the camera recorded, Mane raised his hands high with the intention of high five with his teammate. Even so, Sane ignored it. He appeared cold, indifferent and only slapped Mane’s hand that was stretched out in front of him, looking reluctant.
This dilemma comes after the scandal of Mane punching Sane in the dressing room, in Bayern’s 0-3 defeat to Man City in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at the Etihad Stadium. The former striker of the Green Man had insults to Mane, so the Senegalese player lost his temper, leading to the move.
Immediately after the serious incident, Mane was suspended by Bayern for 1 match, and also paid a fine of 350,000 euros. Before Man City, Sane was coached by Tuchel as the main player in the left corridor. However, the 27-year-old’s performance was quite lackluster, causing him to be withdrawn from the field to make way for Mane.
In nearly 30 minutes of presence, Mane did not leave much of an impression except for Bayern’s 11 meters in the 82nd minute. Then, Joshua Kimmich successfully made a penalty to help Bayern equalize 1-1.
This season, Sane has made 38 appearances for Bayern in all competitions, contributing 13 goals and 8 assists. Meanwhile, Mane played less with 33 matches. The former Liverpool star did not meet expectations with only 11 goals and 5 assists for teammates. Many sources say that Bayern will sell Mane this summer.