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Mane Scores Two as Senegal Stuns Brazil in Friendly Match

Mane Scores Two as Senegal Stuns Brazil in Friendly Match (News Central TV)

In a thrilling friendly held at Estadio Jose Alvalade, home of Sporting Lisbon, Senegal emerged victorious, defeating Brazil 4-2. The match showcased an impressive performance by Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane, who scored twice to secure the win.

The game kicked off with West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta giving Brazil an early lead in the 11th minute. However, Senegal’s Habib Diallo swiftly responded, equalizing the score. The momentum shifted in Senegal’s favor when an own goal from Marquinhos put them ahead early in the second half. Having endured a tough first season at Bayern Munich, Mane further extended Senegal’s advantage with a goal after 57 minutes.

Sadio Mane Leads Senegal to Victory Against Brazil. PICTURE: Getty Images

Although Marquinhos redeemed himself by scoring at the right end and pulling one back for Brazil, it wasn’t enough to deter Senegal. Mane sealed the victory for his team with a stoppage-time penalty, completing his brace.

It’s worth noting that the match featured nine players based in England in the starting lineups. Alongside Paqueta, Brazil’s team included Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, Newcastle midfielders Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes, and Tottenham forward Richarlison. Senegal’s lineup showcased the talents of Nottingham Forest defender Moussa Niakhate, Chelsea center-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy, and Watford forward Ismaila Sarr.

With this remarkable win, Senegal made history by becoming the first team to overcome a deficit and defeat Brazil in 11 years.

Meanwhile, Brazil, who have won the FIFA World Cup a remarkable five times, currently find themselves without a coach following the departure of Tite last year. Furthermore, the team continues to face the absence of their star player, Neymar, who has been sidelined due to an ankle injury he sustained back in February. Neymar’s absence has left a void in the team’s lineup, and his recovery progress is being closely monitored by fans and football enthusiasts worldwide.

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