Mane scored his first goal in a competitive match for Bayern Munich, the German Super Cup was won by Bayern Munich for the tenth time on Saturday after the Bundesliga winners defeated Leipzig 5-3.
In the encounter played at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena, the African Player of the Year, who left Liverpool after six years to transfer to Bavaria in the summer, also had two goals disallowed for offside.
The second goal of the German season opener for the Senegalese star’s squad came at the halfway point. In order to free Serge Gnabry from the Leipzig offside trap and allow him to pass across the goal to Mane, Jamal Musiala executed a flawless ball.
After star striker Robert Lewandowski left for Barcelona, Bayern entered a new era. After 14 minutes, Musiala had defeated Leipzig’s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to give Bayern the lead.
The brilliant Musiala was instrumental in Bayern’s third goal, which was scored by French international Benjamin Pavard on the final play before halftime.
On the hour, Leipzig trimmed the deficit with a goal from Marcel Halstenberg, but it only took Bayern five minutes to reestablish their three-goal lead. Gulacsi barely managed to save half of Thomas Mueller’s attempt, and Gnabry was the first to react to the loose ball to make the score 4-1.
Prior to Mane having a goal disallowed by VAR for offside, another new acquisition for Bayern, Ryan Gravenberch, who came from Ajax, was brought on to replace Mueller.
After Dani Olmo was fouled in the area during the second half, Leipzig scored their second goal of the game on a penalty kick by Christopher Nkunku. Bayern added another new player as time ran out when Dutch center-back Matthijs de Ligt left Juventus for 67 million euros.
Olmo, a Spanish international, scored another goal for Leipzig after 89 minutes on a swift breakaway after Mane had two goals disallowed for offside with six minutes remaining. Leroy Sane’s goal for Bayern in the eighth minute of stoppage time put an end to the game after Bayern had to endure a few tense moments as Leipzig tried to score a fourth.