Mane makes Champions League history

first_imgUEFA Champions League Mane makes Champions League history for Liverpool’s ‘Fab Three’ Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 04:28 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sadio Mane Liverpool Real Madrid Champions League final 260518 Getty UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Mohamed Salah Sadio Mané Real Madrid Liverpool African All Stars The Reds forward was among the goals in a final encounter with Real Madrid, allowing him to join Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in double figures Sadio Mane’s goal against Real Madrid saw Liverpool make Champions League history, with three players reaching double figures in the competition.Mohamed Salah has been the undoubted star of the show for the Reds in 2017-18, but the Egyptian forward was forced off against the Blancos inside half-an-hour.An unfortunate shoulder injury robbed Jurgen Klopp of his 44-goal frontman, but Mane and fellow ‘Fab Three’ member Roberto Firmino remained on the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The former got Liverpool back into the tie in Kiev after a remarkable mistake from Loris Karius gifted Karim Benzema and Madrid the lead.After Dejan Lovren rose above Sergio Ramos to nod a corner into the six-yard box, Mane stuck out a boot to turn the ball past Keylor Navas.That effort, on the grandest of stages, was the Senegalese star’s 10th in European competition this season.Salah and Firmino have also hit that mark this term, with Liverpool making continental history as a result.10 – Liverpool are the first team in history to see three players score 10+ goals in a single Champions League season (Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mané 10). Trio. #RMALIV pic.twitter.com/L95krx8QXO — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 26, 2018 Mane was not able to savour his effort for long, though, as a stunning overhead kick from Gareth Bale shortly after stepping off the bench restored Madrid’s lead.He is, however, the first player from his country to have netted in a Champions League final, and can take pride in that.1 – Sadio Mané is the first Senegalese 🇸🇳 player in European Cup/Champions League history to score in a final. Critical. pic.twitter.com/3QzdvV0isz — OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 26, 2018 Goals had been expected in Kiev as two attack-minded sides locked horns, and neither disappointed after a cagey opening. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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