Bayern – Barcelona: Mané, Executioner Without A Goal For Barça In 2019

Sadio Mane They have only faced FC Barcelona twice in a European tie with very bad memories for the Barça club. With the Liverpool shirt, the club in which he played between 2016 and 2022, he was one of the executioners of the then team of Ernest Valverde in the second leg of the semifinal of the Champions League 2018-19. Although he did not score or assist, he did participate in the development of two plays that ended in goals for Liverpool (4-0) in that 3-0 comeback at the Camp Nou.

The Senegalese played the 180 minutes. In the first leg he abused the theater in the Barça area, without the referee falling into the trap and pointing out any of the penalties he sought. He played as a second striker with Salahwith Wijnaldum midfielder who had to contact them. That idea didn’t work out for him. Jurgen Klopp and the 3-0 of the Barça with goals of Messi (2 and Suarez seemed to sentence the azulgrana pass to the final.

But in the second leg at Anfield everything went wrong despite the losses of Salah Y firmino that they left Mane as the only representative of the blended trident ‘red’. There he did position himself as a striker leaning to the left, with Shaqiri on the right and Origin of ‘9’. And a movement and an intelligent pass from him were at the origin of the 1-0 that opened the can. He confused the center backs at 2-0. And 4-0 took Liverpool to the final.

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