Sadio Mane, Senegal’s talisman, has suffered an injury scare for Bayern Munich, less than two weeks before the start of their World Cup campaign..
The 30-year-old was named to the starting lineup for Bayern’s final match before the World Cup break, which takes place this evening in the Bundesliga against Werder Bremen.
Mane assisted Jamal Musiala’s early goal for the German giants, but they were quickly pegged back by Anthony Jung’s equalizer..
In an action-packed first 20 minutes, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting missed a penalty, but Mane’s evening did not last any longer than those 20 minutes due to injury..
Before limping away for treatment on the injury, the former Liverpool attacker motioned to the touchline that he needed to come off.
Mane’s departure comes just 13 days before Senegal’s World Cup debut against the Netherlands in Group A on November 21.
With 92 international appearances, the forward, who finished second in this year’s Ballon d’Or voting, is Senegal’s all-time leading goalscorer and the second-most capped player in their World Cup squad..
Mane will now have scans to determine the extent of his injury before the World Cup, in which Senegal will also face hosts Qatar and Ecuador..
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