Sadio Mane scores wonder goal and assists in Senegal's 2-1 win over Mali

Sadio Mane scores wonder goal and assists in Senegal's 2-1 win over Mali

- Sadio Mane produces moment of magic as in Senegal's 2-1 win over Mali in a friendly

- The Liverpool striker scored one goal and created another with 14 minutes left

- Mane has been in good scoring form with 17 Premier League goals this season

Sadio Mane came on as a second half substitute to inspire Senegal to a dramatic comeback win against Mali.

The Liverpool striker started from the bench and came in barely 14 minutes left to end the game which the Teranga Lions were trailing by 1-0.

Mane made an instant impact in the international friendly against Mali as he equalized in stunning fashion.

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The 26-year-old fooled an on-rushing player by dropping his shoulder then skinned another before putting the ball past the keeper to make it 1-1.

He then turned provider as he created Senegal's winning goal in the 90th minute to steal a late victory over the Malians.

The ex-Southampton star has been enjoying a good season with Jurgen Klopp's side at Anfield this campaign.

Mane has scored a remarkable 17 goals as a supporting striker behind Mohamed Salah, and only Tottenham's Harry Kane has scored more goals than him in the Premier League.

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But, if penalties are subtracted then Mane will the leading scorer in the English topflight division.

The Senegalese is now a contender for the '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."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane has named Liverpool forward Sadio Mane as Real Madrid's primary transfer target this summer.

According to Spanish news channel, Marca, the Frenchman, who recently returned as Los Blancos boss is a big fans of the Senegalese and was thrilled with his performance during Liverpool’s away win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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