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Sadio Mane hitting the SIUUUU while celebrating with Cristiano Ronaldo is iconic

Jack Kenmare

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Sadio Mane hitting the SIUUUU while celebrating with Cristiano Ronaldo is iconic

Sadio Mane performed Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic 'SIUUUU' celebration during Al Nassr's 3-1 win against Moroccan side Raja Casablanca.

Saudi Pro League outfit Al Nassr secured their place in the Arab Club Champions Cup semi-finals on Sunday, as goals from Ronaldo, Sultan Al-Ghannam and Seko Fofana sealed a 3-1 against the reigning champions.

In fact, Ronaldo opened the scoring for Luis Castro's side, when he rifled a shot into the bottom corner with his so-called 'weak foot'.

Moments later and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner would perform his famous 'SIUUUU' celebration as thousands of fans inside the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium voiced their appreciation.


But what many people failed to spot was Mane's decision to replicate the celebration. As you can see in the footage below, Ronaldo certainly appreciated the gesture.

Mane recently became the latest in a long list of big-name players to move to Saudi Arabia; just a year after he left Liverpool to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Since his departure from the German outfit, meanwhile, Mane’s PR manager has made some huge claims.


Speaking to After Foot RMC, Bacary Cisse alleged: “Sadio's salary bothered the Germans. They didn't understand how an African joins the club and becomes the top earner ahead of everyone, so they wanted to get rid of him.”

Bayern have since denied the claims. In response to Cisse's interview, they said in a statement: “We have terminated our contract with Sadio Mane by mutual agreement.

"Accusations of racism, as formulated by Sadio's entourage, are and have been baseless from the start. Our coach Thomas Tuchel never told Sadio he couldn't use him anymore.

"FC Bayern appreciated Sadio Mané as a man and as a player. Unfortunately, our common objectives, which we had set ourselves before his signature, have not been achieved.


"We wish Sadio all the best and success at his new club.”


As well as Mane's start to life in Saudi, it has been a memorable month for Ronaldo, who came up clutch again last week when he scored a vital goal against Egyptian side Zamalek in the Arab Club Champions Cup.

Al Nassr found themselves 1-0 down after Ahmed Sayed converted a penalty in the 53rd minute.


But with three minutes of normal time remaining on Sadio Mane's debut, captain Ronaldo popped up with a crucial equaliser in the final Group C fixture.

With Al Nassr on their way out from the competition, the ball was whipped in to the far post from the left flank from Ghislain Konan before Ronaldo headed home.

He grabbed the ball and darted back to the halfway line after scoring the 840th goal of his career.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@ssc_sports

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League

Jack Kenmare
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