Senegalese Sadio Mane was a “nightmare” in 2022 for his former teammate in Liverpool, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, by outselling him in most of the confrontations between them away from Liverpool. And the last victory for Mane, who moved this summer to Bayern Munich after spending six successful seasons in the ranks of Liverpool, was with the announcement of the European Football Association “UEFA”, yesterday, the list of candidates for the award for the best player in Europe for 2022.
After the three nominees for the prestigious award were decided upon: Real Madrid duo, Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, and French striker Karim Benzema, in addition to Manchester City and Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, UEFA published the ranking of the rest of the players up to the 15th place. .
Salah ranked seventh with 46 points, to remain behind Mane, who came sixth in the list with 51 points. Thus, Mane outperformed Salah for the fourth time this year, after he led the Senegalese team to the African Nations Cup title, which was held in Cameroon earlier this year, after defeating Salah’s comrades in the final on penalties. Mane also led Senegal to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, at the expense of Egypt.
Mane’s victories over his former teammate in Liverpool did not stop there, as the Senegalese star outperformed Salah for the third time by winning the award for the best African player for the year 2022, before the fourth superiority came over his Egyptian counterpart in the ranking of candidates for the award for the best player in Europe presented by “UEFA” “.
However, Salah has managed to outperform Mane on other occasions this year, by being crowned with the Golden Boot award as the Premier League’s top scorer in the 2021-2022 season. Liverpool player of the year by players and fans as well.
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