Liverpool's Sadio Mane Inspires Senegal To 2-1 Victory Over Mali In Superb Individual Performance
Liverpool's Sadio Mane came off the bench to inspire Senegal to a dramatic comeback win against Mali.
Mane didn't start on Tuesday but he entered the fray in the 76th minute, and he made an instant impact.
He was introduced to the friendly match with his side trailing by one-goal to Mali. But just 11 minutes after coming on, he equalised in stunning fashion.
Mane fooled an on-rushing player by dropping his shoulder. He then skinned another before slotting past the keeper to make it 1-1.
Sadio Mane coming off the bench in the 76th minute to equalise for Senegal on the 87th minute vs Mali. Senegal are currently 2-1 in the lead thanks to Mane :flag_sn::crown:. pic.twitter.com/2wYwbOPU2s
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The 26-year-old then turned provider as he created Senegal's winning goal in the 90th minute to snatch a late victory.
:flag_sn: Senegal 0-1 Mali :flag_ml:
:alarm_clock: 76 mins: Sadio Mane subbed on
:soccer: 87 mins: Sadio Mane scores
:a:️ 90 mins: Sadio Mane gets the assist for the winning goal
:flag_sn: Senegal 2-1 Mali :flag_ml: pic.twitter.com/vtAZl8jQfd
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Another spectacular performance from Mane who's enjoying a prolific campaign this season for Liverpool.
He's got 17 Premier League goals to his name. Only Spurs' Harry Kane has scored more goals than him in England's top flight.
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But, if you take away penalties Mane is the leading scorer in the league.
Mane's now a contender for the prestigious 'PFA Premier League Player of the Year' award following his heroics in the business end of the season.
And former Liverpool hero Luis Garcia has praised his form.
"He has been brilliant the whole season, and in these last few games he has been needed, because those games were very difficult," the Spaniard said.
"The opponents were tight at the back and it was difficult to get chances.
"I think he's been brilliant, so quick, so good with his feet, the skill that he's got is fantastic.
"Sometimes in the past he had a few chances and couldn't score, but now he's scoring all of them because he is focused. He knows that the team needs those goals, and I think it's brilliant that the team can call on him."
Will Mane continue his goal-scoring ways against Spurs on Sunday?