Liverpool forward Sadio Mane ensured that Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 last night to kickstart their Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
Senegal won a penalty in stoppage time. As you can see in the footage below, which has been provided by Sky Sports, Mane stood up and converted the spot kick.
A 97th minute penalty from Sadio Mane sees Senegal start their #AFCON2021 campaign with a win 👏
Love it, Sadio! 🇸🇳pic.twitter.com/sVS6Hc3d9a
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 10, 2022
Anfield Watch Verdict
Mane is a top player. The winger has found the back of the net 107 times and registered 44 assists in 244 appearances for Liverpool's first-team.
Therefore, we weren't surprised to see Mane stand up when it mattered most for his country.
We wish the 29-year-old all the best for the remainder of the tournament.