LIVERPOOL ace Sadio Mane fired Senegal into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations whilst being CONCUSSED.
A first half red card for Cape Verde put the African minnows in a tight spot against the star-studded Senegalese side.
But a spirited performance managed to keep Senegal at bay for the best part of 60 分钟.
然而, all of Cape Verde’s hard work came crashing down as their keeper was sent off for taking Mane out through on goal.
Mane tried to latch onto a long ball over the top and the keeper came rushing out.
这 利物浦 ace got to the ball first and the pair clashed heads leaving both of them in a heap on the floor.
Cape Verde’s Vozinha was sent off for the horror clash, leaving his team to play the remainder of the game with nine men.
A concussed Mane played on and minutes later scored the opening goal of the game.
And just when all things were looking rosey, after the restart Mane dropped to the ground and had to be subbed off.
Marseille forward Bamba Dieng was sent on in Mane’s place and he wrapped the game up with a good finish in added time.
The result means Liverpool and Chelsea won’t be seeing Mane or Edouard Mendy anytime soon.
Senegal are scheduled to compete in their quarter-final on January 30.
Liverpool closed the gap in the title race to nine and have a game in hand on league leaders Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp will find out on Wednesday whether he’ll have to make do without Mohamed Salah any longer as Egypt take on Ivory Coast.