UEFA Super Cup: Sadio Mane Sets New Record


Liverpool forward Sadio Mane set a new record during the UEFA Super Cup clash with Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The Senegalese international star became the first African player to score twice in a Super Cup meeting.

Sadio Mane ended on the winning side as Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after the two teams shared a four-goal thriller.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud gave the Blues a first half lead before Mane equalised for Liverpool at the start of the second half after he was teed up by halftime substitute Roberto Firmino.

At that point, Sadio Mane matched the African record of ex-Malian international star Frederick Kanoute who scored for Sevilla during the 3-0 win over Barcelona during the 2006 UEFA Super Cup.

Liverpool and Chelsea ended regulation time at 1-1 thus leading to extra time.

Sadio Mane hit a second goal in extra time to edge Liverpool 2-1 ahead and also set a new African record as mentioned above.

Chelsea got their equaliser almost immediately after Jorginho scored from the spot.

Jorginho was successful with his penalty after Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian fouled substitute Tammy Abraham in the box.

Tammy Abraham went on to fail with his penalty during the shootout after the two teams played out a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation time and extra time.


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