Mane makes jokers of Bobby's teammates - Sadio's stunning run vs Brazil analyzed in 3 episodes
Brazil vs Senegal friendly clash that took place on Thursday evening was highlighted not only by Firmino's beautiful goal but by Mane's absolutely fascinating run from centre field up to the penalty arc when he casually demolished 3 Brazillian players on his way.
1. The first victim
As the Senegalese receives the ball right near the centre field line on his beloved left flank, he is rapidly approached by Arthur. Little did the Barcelona star knew, as he was about to get absolutely annihilated by Mane's signature nimble change of pace. Sudden spurt, sudden slowdown, sudden spurt again - and there goes Arthur down to the grass.
2. Double kill
And it was a little bit easier but much more humiliating with Dani Alves, who fell as the second victim. Simple, smart and elegant scissors feint was all it took for Alves to become totally numb as Sadio passed through with a speed of lightning.
'Why bother?' probably thought Mane as he was approaching Casemiro, 'These tricks are too great of an honour for these Brazilians'. And thus he decided to simply change the direction of his run. Swiftly, gracefully and yet simply. Still, there's nothing Casemiro could have done about it.
Eventually, it was only Alves' not that much noble but from a certain point of few rational foul that stoped the Senegalese lightning from destroying Brazil's defence as a whole. Oh, Mane, Mane, what a magnificent player you are.