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Mane benched by struggling Bayern Munich as 17-year-old makes Bundesliga history

Sadio Mane was benched by Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann against Stuttgart on Saturday in a 2-2 draw at home.

However, it was Mathys Tel that stole the headlines by becoming the club's youngest ever goalscorer at just 17 years and 136 days old. The teenager netted in the 36th minute to give Bayern the lead.

Chris Fuhrich equalised for Stuttgart in the second half before Jamal Musiala put the German giants back in the lead.

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However, a last-minute penalty from Serhou Guirassy – who was linked to West Ham in the summer – saw the points shared.

Mane was named on the bench, though, with Tel taking his place in the line-up instead. And the youngster's goal will only strengthen Nagelsmann's resolve over leaving the ex-Liverpool star on the bench.

However, the 30-year-old did come on in the second-half – though he could not get on the scoresheet and hand his new team the win. Mane has scored five times for Bayern already this season, including three in the Bundesliga.

While Bayern are still top of the table, they have toiled in recent weeks and this is their third draw in a row. The 2-2 draw leaves them top on goal difference only, with Hoffenheim, Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund also on 12 points.

It was new signing Matthijs de Ligt that gave away the penalty in the final minute against Stuttgart that saw the club relinquish the win. Freiburg have the chance to go top of the league with a game in hand.

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