Liverpool news: Brazil vs Senegal ends in 1-1 draw with Roberto Firmino scoring and Sadio Mane netting winning penalty


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By Jake Bacon

10th October 2019,
6:15 pm

Liverpool stars Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane took their club form to the international stage in a 1-1 draw between Brazil and Senegal on Thursday.

Firmino opened the scoring for Brazil after latching on to a pass from Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus in the ninth minute.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are integral to Liverpoo’s success

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Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are integral to Liverpoo’s success

But Mane got Senegal back into the game after drifting past Dani Alves and Marquinhos and being taken down by the latter in the box.

Bristol City’s Famara Diedhiou stepped up and slotted the penalty past Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in first-half injury-time.

Roberto Firmino gave Brazil an early lead

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Roberto Firmino gave Brazil an early lead

Neymar, who won his 100th cap for Brazil, could have won it late on for his country, but saw his effort saved by Senegal stopper Alfred Gomis.

A draw appeared to be a fair result with both sides having four shots on target each.

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Firmino and Mane have played crucial roles in Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have taken 24 points from their opening eight games, securing impressive victories over Arsenal and Chelsea.

So far, Mane is the Reds’ top scorer with eight goals and Firmino has found the net three times with five assists to his name.

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