Sadio Mane has surpassed Lionel Messi’s record following his goal in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Benfica on Tuesday night.
The Senegalese converted a Mohamed Salah pass to double the visitors’ lead to record another milestone in his brilliant career.
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No player has more Champions League knockout goals (13) since 2017-18 than Sadio Mané ✨ pic.twitter.com/WBv1SpviSs
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With the goal, Mane has now scored 13 goals in the Champions League knockout rounds since the 2017/18 season, taking him one ahead of Lionel Messi according to talkSPORT. It also moves Mane level with Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was also his 22nd Champions League goal overall, which moves him one clear of the 21 accumulated by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Sadio Mané has now scored more Champions League goals for Liverpool (22) than Steven Gerrard. 🙌Mohamed Salah is the only player in the club’s history with more (of course). #UCL pic.twitter.com/885lSItONA
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He will hope that he can continue with the same vein of form as his club is still in the hunt for a quadruple something that has got their fans excited about the season.