Mane hat-trick helps Liverpool to five-star display in Porto

Mane hat-trick helps Liverpool to five-star display in Porto

Sadio Mane grabbed a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah scored with a mesmerising piece of ball-juggling as Liverpool demolished Porto 5-0 away.

It was an irresistible attacking display in their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday.

Roberto Firmino completed the scoring in the first leg tie to hand the Portuguese league leaders their heaviest-ever home defeat in European competition and virtually guarantee Liverpool a quarter-final place.

Salah's 29th-minute goal arguably upstaged Mane's treble as the Egyptian took his tally to 30 goals in all competitions this season.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner's shot hit the post and rebounded to Salah who flicked it up over goalkeeper Jose Sa, then controlled it with his head and touched it into the net.

Liverpool took their goal tally in the Champions League this season to a remarkable 34 goals in nine games, including qualifiers, as they equalled the record for the biggest away win in the knockout stages.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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