Bayern Munich have suspended Sadio Mane following an altercation with Leroy Sane during their Champions League loss to Manchester City in midweek.
Former Liverpool star Mane, who joined Bayern last summer, came on as a late substitute at the Etihad but was involved in an on-field brawl with Sane in the 83rd minute.
Mane punched his teammate in the face after the game.
Sadio Mane has been fined by Bayern, but he has also been provisionally suspended by club officials.
A club statement read: “Sadio Mane, 31, will not be included in the FC Bayern squad for this Saturday’s home match against 1899 Hoffenheim.
This is due to his misconduct after Bayern’s Champions League match at Manchester City. Mané will also be given a fine.”
Surprisingly, Mane, who cost the German champions £35 million and earns £250k per week.
Was allowed to participate in the morning training session at Sabener Strasse on Thursday before the decision was made.
Mane had previously apologized to teammates for his actions following a meeting with president Oliver Kahn, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, and former City ace Sane.
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During training, he appeared to be in good spirits, joking with teammate Benjamin Pavard and speaking with the club’s new head coach, Thomas Tuchel.
During their warm-up, the ex-Chelsea manager even chose Mane and Sane to train together in the same small group.
Throughout his career, the two-time African Footballer of the Year has financially supported his family and built a mansion for them in his hometown of Bambali.
His first campaign in Germany, however, has been difficult.
Injury ended his chances of playing in the World Cup in Qatar, but even before that, he had fallen short of the heights he achieved during his illustrious spell at Anfield.
His return to fitness has been slow, and he has only started one of three games since Tuchel took over as head coach last month.