Don't pass the ball to Lewandowski: Sadio Mane warns Thomas Muller ahead of their UCL tie against Barcelona

It would be Lewandowski's first return to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday since joining FC Barcelona this summer.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 13 September 2022 08:10 PM


Ahead of their Group C clash against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 on Tuesday,  Bayern Munich outfield player Thomas Muller has revealed his humorous banter with club's new signing Senegal forward Sadio Mane.

Poland star Robert Lewandowski has parted ways with his former club Bayern Munich to join the Spanish giants Barcelona this summer and it would be his first return to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday since joining Barca.

Ahead of their UCL group fixture, Thomas Muller revealed that Sadio Mane has been joking with him about his former teammate Lewandowski, who has been replaced by the Senegal international as Bayern's striker. Muller said in a news conference,  "For the past 10 days, Sadio (Mane) has been having fun telling me not to pass the ball to Lewy by accident."

Further, Muller heaped praises for the 34-year-old Poland striker and stated,  "We have to play our game, but we can’t let Lewy play his game.  He’s a top striker, he’s dangerous in or close to the box. We have to stop him from getting into shooting positions."

Talking about the match, Bayern Munich will host the likes of Barcelona at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday at 12:30 am IST. While other marquee matches from the day include, Liverpool against Ajax at the Anfield.


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