Sadio Mane was the hero once again as he sent Senegal to the World Cup in Qatar following a dramatic 3-1 play-off penalty-shootout triumph over Egypt. 

It’s the second time in as many months that Alou Cisse’s side have pipped the Pharaohs on spot-kicks on the big stage and this time around, Mohamed Salah was at the centre of the heartache.

In the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the Liverpool frontman did not even get the chance to take a spot-kick during the penalty shootout, as he was fifth in line.

This time around he went first to avoid an agonising repeat but crumbled under the pressure, as upwards of ten lasers flashed in his face.

Salah skied his penalty way over the crossbar and could only watch on helplessly as Senegal dispatched three of their five kicks through Ismaila Sarr, Bamba Dieng and his Liverpool colleague Mane.

It’s the second time Mane has been the hero for his nation after he fired the winning spot-kick in Cameroon to win Senegal’s first-ever international trophy.

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