By Sedara Oluwadara
An injury for Sadio Mane overshadowed Bayern Munich thrashing Werder Bremen 6-1 to move four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
Mane required treatment after going down on 15 minutes with a knee injury, and had to be replaced by Leroy Sane.
Former Liverpool player Mane went straight down the tunnel for further treatment after being substituted.
A two-time African Footballer of the Year, Mane is key for African champions Senegal who face the Dutch in their opening Group A game on November 21 before taking on hosts Qatar, then Ecuador.
Mane’s penalty in the shootout win over Egypt helped Senegal win their first Africa Cup of Nations title earlier this year.It took the shine off a dominant win for reigning champions Bayern, who ensured they will finish this midweek round of matches on top of the Bundesliga.
Jamal Musiala fired Bayern ahead on five minutes, however they were pegged back shortly after as Bremen put together a slick passing move before freeing Anthony Jung on the left to slot past Manuel Neuer
Bayern turned on the afterburners to score three in eight minutes, Leon Goretzka chipping home alongside two from Gnabry to put Bayern 4-1 ahead inside half an hour.It could have been worse for the visitors, had goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka not saved Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting’s penalty.
Bayern eased off until the latter stages, with Gnabry scoring his third on 82 minutes and French teenager Mathys Tel adding gloss to the score line.