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Mane punches Sane, Tuchel believes it’s not over

Sadio Mane punched team-mate Leroy Sane in the face after Tuesday’s Champions League defeat at Manchester City.

Reports have it that Sane’s lip was bleeding after the altercation and the two players needed to be separated by their fellow team-mates in the dressing room.

The duo were seen on the pitch arguing in the latter stages of the match on Tuesday night, where City beat the German champions 3-0 at Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

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After landing back in Munich, Mane, was picked up privately from the airport while Sane took the team bus.

Bayern Munich have not commented on the incident.

Tuchel believes it’s not over

Despite the one-sided scoreline, Bayern boss Tuchel, who was taking charge of just his third game after replacing Julian Nagelsmann, felt his side were unlucky to lose the game.

“This does not feel like a 3-0 but it is a 3-0 and it is a huge, huge task now to turn this around. We are realistic but we will not give up,” said Tuchel afterwards.

“It will not be over until we are in the shower.”

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Tuchel pointed to the opening goal of the game from Rodri as evidence of his team’s misfortune.

“If City gets this sort of goal it gets really, really difficult,” said the Bayern boss.

“The reaction was great during the first half. In the second half, it was even better. In the period where the goal could give us a huge boost of confidence, the opposite happened.”

Alfred Saiki
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