Sadio Mane did not hide his disappointment when he was substituted in the 72nd minute of the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Villarreal on Wednesday evening (2-0).
His closed face was in stark contrast to Enfield’s loud applause. This Wednesday evening, during the first leg of the Champions League between Liverpool and Villarreal, won 2-0 by the Reds, Sadio Mane did not hide his dismay and despair when leaving his colleagues.
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In the 72nd minute, Senegal, who scored in the 55th minute, allowed the English club to break, giving way to Diogo Jota. Returning to the bench, he shows a mine of bad days and we see Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho also come to his support.
However, leaving, Senegal had no hint of humor and took good care of clapping Jota’s hand. Aware of his player’s annoyance, Jurgen Klopp also takes the time to hug him and whisper a few words in his ear.
Thanks to his goal this Wednesday evening, Mane has scored 14 goals in knockout matches since the 2017-2018 season and is only ahead of Karim Benzema (16) in this period. He might have preferred to increase this figure considering his reaction while leaving.