Sadio Mané’s Bayern career starts with a bang, can he fill Lewandowski’s shoes?

Sadio Mané made his Bundesliga debut with a goal. But questions over Lewandowski's absence still loom.

Mané has a huge hole to fill in Munich.
Mané has a huge hole to fill in Munich.

A new beginning. Sadio Mané made his Bundesliga debut and did it with a goal. The Senegalese striker scored the third goal for Bayern Munich vs. Frankfurt in the first match day of the 2022-23 season.

In the 29th minute, the play was luxurious and fast at the same time. The 'Bavarians' played how they wanted against Frankfurt, dominating the ball with superiority, and it showed in the third goal that was scored by Liverpool.

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The play started with a steal by the visitors. After that, Kimmich sent the ball to the feet of Gnabry, who in less than a second crossed the ball to Sadio Mané. The Senegalese attacker headed the ball home to make it 3-0 in the Bundesliga opener. The match ended in a 6-1 thrashing, as Bayerns starts off the new season in perfect manner.

It is worth noting that, before arriving in Germany in the 2021-22 season, Sadio Mané had 34 appearances in the Premier League in which he scored 16 goals and provided two assists. He also appeared in three FA Cup matches, scoring twice and scoring five times in 13 appearances in the Champions League.

Starting off with the right foot

Bayern recently added Sadio Mané to their squad, but he has earned the manager's trust. In fact, the Senegal striker has already made his mark in the official debut a week ago in the Super Cup against RB Leipzig: he scored a goal in the 3-5 victory and, in the process, won the first trophy of the new campaign.

Wilian Estrella

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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