Mane Returns To Strengthen Bayern Munich

MUNICH: Thomas Tuchel confirmed Sadio Mane will be with the Bayern Munich squad for their European Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester City on Wednesday.

The Senegal star was suspended for one match for punching team-mate Leroy Sane in the dressing room during the 3-0 defeat at the hands of City in the first leg.

Sane’s lips are swollen and bruised but Tuchel insists the issue is completely resolved.

“Sadio Mane will be in the squad on Wednesday. He has apologised. It is no longer an issue,” said Tuchel.

Bayern left Mane out of the squad for Saturday’s Bundesliga clash with Hoffenheim, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Bayern face a difficult task when they host City at the Allianz Arena after the Premier League club dominated the first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland found the target to provide a comfortable supply for City ahead of action in Munich.