Sadio Mané, Training, FC Bayern

Welcome back! Sadio Mané returns to squad training

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Sadio Mané waited a long time for this moment: On Sunday morning, the Senegalese striker was back on the pitch with his teammates. The 30-year-old had to take a three-month break due to an operation on his fibula in mid-November, but he took part in training again after the Bundesliga trip to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Mané stepped onto the pitch in a good mood – and was warmly welcomed by the 700 Bayern fans present at the open session. The reigning African Footballer of the Year participated in the warm-up, followed by a few drills with the ball and goal-scoring practice before signing autographs and posing for selfies at the end of the session.

Full focus on Union Berlin

The return of the exceptional striker should give Bayern a boost for the next week of training, which culminates in the important meeting with direct rivals 1. FC Union (Sunday, 17:30 CET) for top position in the Bundesliga. The players who only trained individually following match duty in Gladbach, also took some time for the Bayern supporters who had gathered around the pitch. The frustrating defeat from the day before was already forgotten, and with the support of the fans behind them, the Munich team can look forward again.

Reaction to the away game in Mönchengladbach: