Senegal secured a 1-1 draw against Brazil on Thursday afternoon as Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane did battle at Singapore’s national stadium – and Reds fans have applauded the performance of Mane.
Mane, 27, came into the match in exquisite form for Liverpool this season. Making 11 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, Mane has found the back of the net eight times – including a brace in the UEFA SuperCup.
But it was Brazil that struck first, as Manchester City and Liverpool attackers combined to give Brazil the lead. Gabriel Jesus cut inside off the flank, before slipping a through ball into Firmino who finished superbly with a stunning chip.
1-1 now. Sadio Mane sprints past Dani Alves and Marquinhos, and was eventually fouled in the box. Famara Diedhiou converts the penalty?. pic.twitter.com/slc2bALCIo
— @Leila??-?? (@Huda55910060) October 10, 2019
Mane cut a frustrated figure in green as he looked to make the break through and equalise for Senegal, and he did just that. Picking the ball up on the left flank, Mane drove at Dani Alves and Marquinhos as he made his way to the area.
Cutting inside, Mane nutmegged Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos before the latter bundled Mane over in the penalty area. Instead of taking the spot kick himself, Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou smashed a penalty out of the reach of Ederson.
Liverpool fans reacted to Mane’s display for Senegal, which saw him finish the entire 90 minutes for Senegal. Many were impressed with the speed machine’s display, applauding him for keeping his form at top level.
— Rehmaan Kassam (@Maverickrobbo) October 10, 2019
Sadio Mane genuinely one of the world's best and I won't hear opposing arguments
— Jordan (@ZeusLFC) October 10, 2019
Honestly Sadio Mane has to be regarded as one of the top 3 wingers in the world at this point. He’s absolutely sensational. Elite player.
— Lewin Jàmes Jesus (@lfc1234life) October 10, 2019
Safe to say Mane has now surpassed Hazard
— John (@LFCSixTimes) October 10, 2019
— Irvin_ (@LfcOkx) October 10, 2019
How about the equaliser made by Mane? The guy Mane is just on a ridiculous form and so fit. The Brasil defence is having a torrid time containing him. He's just too good.
— Elijah Ibukunoluwa Oyetunde (@ibukunny2010) October 10, 2019