VIDEO: FC Porto 0 – 5 Liverpool [Champions League] Highlights 2017/18
Liverpool have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after a far reaching 5-0 triumph over Porto, Sadio Mane scoring a cap trap.
Sadio Mane struck a sublime cap trap as Liverpool put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals with a far reaching 5-0 triumph over Porto on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are the best scorers in this present season’s opposition and they demonstrated the majority of their assaulting ability as Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino put the attach to bed before the second leg at Anfield.
Mane opened the scoring following 25 minutes with the assistance of some flawed goalkeeping from Jose Sa, the Porto number one jumping over his low shot after a driving keep running from Georginio Wijnaldum.
The guests were two ahead before the half-hour as Salah made it 30 for the season, turning into the main Liverpool player to achieve that figure since Luis Suarez in 2013-14.
Liverpool’s assaulting trident consolidated for their third objective and Mane’s second after the break, and Firmino guaranteed each of the three got on the scoresheet with 21 minutes remaining.
There was still time for Mane to finish his cap trap and successfully end any expectations Porto had of a moment leg recuperation, with Liverpool’s movement looking guaranteed as of now.
A positive START from the hosts was about remunerated in the opening 10 minutes as Otavio wriggled free after great work from Moussa Marega, yet Dejan Lovren did brilliantly to avoid his low shot over.
Liverpool’s energizing front three set aside opportunity to click, with Salah squandering their first sight of objective with a lost go for Mane inside the punishment territory.
However, they soon discovered their feet and in the space of four minutes Liverpool got themselves two objectives ahead.
Sa talented Mane the opener as he got his plunge all wrong attempting to spare the forward’s low shot, the ball crawling under his body and over the line – leaving the goalkeeper pounding the contribute outrage.
His dissatisfactions were multiplied four minutes after the fact as Salah expanded Liverpool’s leeway, with the Egyptian juggling the free ball into the net after James Milner’s shot had crashed against the upright.
Porto ought to have lessened their deficiency before the interim yet Tiquinho Soares terminated wide from Yacine Brahimi’s wonderfully weighted throughball
In the event that Porto had trusted that late shot would start them into life after the restart they were left disillusioned as Liverpool propelled additionally because of Mane’s second.
Subsequent to locking onto Salah’s exact pass, Firmino’s scraped shot was all around spared by Sa yet the goalkeeper was not able hold it and Mane coolly slid home the free ball.
That appeared to at long last bring the hosts into life in any case, as they pursued the diversion, they were gotten on the break by Liverpool’s destructive trio.
Mane turned supplier with a surging run and go to Milner, the England worldwide finding the unmarked Firmino to give him a merited objective.
Liverpool were not completed there, either, as Mane finished his cap trap with a fine solo run and shot from 20 yards – turning into the fourth Reds player to finish a treble in the opposition.