Champions League: Footage of Sadio Mané channelling his inner Ronaldinho to score stunning solo goal emerges

Champions League: Footage of Sadio Mané channelling his inner Ronaldinho to score stunning solo goal emerges

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich made it three wins out of three matches in the UEFA Champions League when the Bavarians smashed Viktoria Plzen 5-0 on Tuesday night
  • Die Roten ripped their Czech opponents into irreparable pieces to maintain their immaculate start to Europe's premier club competition
  • But it was Sadio Mane who stole the headlines with a sublime solo goal, reminiscent of the heydays of Brazilian legend Ronaldinho

Sadio Mané appears to have completely banished his demons after a recent mini-goal-scoring drought.

Mané finally got off the mark in the UEFA Champions League for Bayern Munich when the Bavarians dismantled Czech Republic side Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday night.

The former Liverpool forward had a dip in form prior to the international break, however, he appears to have rediscovered his mojo, scoring in two successive games across all competitions.

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Sadio Mané scored his maiden Champions League goal for Bayern Munich in style. Photo credit: @FCBayernEN
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After notching a goal over the weekend, the 30-year-old Senegal international continued from where he left off in the Champions League.

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He reenacted a signature Ronaldinho-esque solo goal when he put the tie out of the reach of Plzen after he netted Bayern's third goal after just 21 minutes.

The jaw-dropping goal was his maiden strike in Europe's premier club competition in the shirt of Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga side maintained their perfect start to this season's tournament.

A brace from Leroy Sane and solitary strikes from Serge Gnabry and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting added Sadio Mané s goal as Bayern Munich set a record for the longest unbeaten run in the Champions League group stages.

Mane's goal makes him the fourth African player to score 25 goals in the history of the Champions League, reports Pulse.

Below is a video of Sadio Mané's stunning effort:

Sadio Mané reveals reason behind his struggles at Bayern Munich

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sadio Mané has lifted the lid on his recent dip in form at Bayern Munich.

Mané brought his six-year spell with Liverpool to a sudden end this summer when he penned a three-year deal with Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern.

The 30-year-old Senegal international initially had a fairytale start to life with the Bavarians, scoring in each of his opening four games for Die Roten, however, his form recently hit a nosedive.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.