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Liverpool Give Red To Bayern At UCL As Salah’s Goal Drought Continues

Sadio Mane rose to the occasion with two goals in each half to help Liverpool give the ‘red card’ to German champion, Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena to book their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season on a night fellow African star, Mohamed Salah’s goal affliction continued.

It was Liverpool that displayed more of guts and cutting edge thus earning them the lead in the 26th minute when Mane displayed an exquisite touch to bring down Van Dijk’s raking pass before firing into an empty net after Manuel Neuer had rushed from his line.

The Bavarians got unusual leverage when Joel Matip turned the ball into his own net from close range.

However, the expectant waves of attack from the German champions never materialised after the break, and Van Dijk all but ensured Liverpool’s spot in the last eight when he powered home with a header from James Milner’s corner.

Mane capped off an excellent night for him personally when he headed in his second six minutes from time courtesy of a Mo Salah assists.

The Senegalese was the hero, on a night Liverpool sustained her excellent away record with German teams in European competitions.

In the other match of the night, FC Barcelona ran riot in a 5-1 thriller over Lyon of France. The Blaugrana’s talismanic skipper, Lionel Messi got two goals while Coutinho, Pique and Dembele added the other three.

By the defeat, the Catalan giants heve set a new 30 games home win record in the UEFA champions league.

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