Liverpool ahead Sadio Mane has damaged Didier Drogba’s document for essentially the most Champions League knockout stage targets by an African participant.
Mane scored the successful aim as Liverpool got here from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2, 5-2 on combination to advance to the finals of this yr’s Champions League remaining. The Senegalese moved onto 14 targets within the first leg in opposition to the Spanish facet, degree with Drogba.
The previous Southampton man wanted at the very least a aim to go forward of Drogba because the top-scoring African participant within the knockout phases of the competitors. Nicely, Mane was on the scoresheet on Tuesday evening and broke Drogba’s document. He additionally turned the highest scorer within the Champions League knockouts for any English facet in historical past.
The 30-year-old equaled Frank Lampard’s Champions League document for many targets scored in group phases.
Liverpool turned the primary crew to qualify for the Champions League finals this yr and can face both Actual Madrid or Manchester Metropolis who face one another tonight.
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