After Senegal defeated Egypt to clinch World Cup qualifying for 2022, Sadio Mane claims he is fortunate than Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah.
After a tense encounter that ended 1-0 in Senegal’s favor after extra time, the Liverpool number 10 struck the game-winning penalty in the shootout.
Before Salah was able to go up for his own penalty kick, the 29-year-old scored the game-winning penalty in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final.
Salah decided to take the first penalty for Egypt after the game finished in a 1-1 aggregate draw on Tuesday night, but the Egyptian King’s shot flew over the bar.
After the game, Mane acknowledged his delight at being able to help the Teranga Lions secure a back-to-back World Cup qualification. The 2019 African Player of the Year went on to say that he was lucky than Salah in both victories.
“I won twice and he lost twice, I was luckier to come out on top,” Mane told ONTime Sports as quoted by KingFut.