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Rare Angle Shows Sadio Mane Celebrate Al Nassr Goal With Al Ahli Rival Roberto Firmino Despite Ex-Liverpool Star’s Annoyance

Published 09/22/2023, 11:03 PM EDT

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Al Nassr humbled their rival with an impressive win in the Saudi Pro League. Cristiano Ronaldo’s masterclass was once again on full display as they secured a win in their seventh game in their league. Meanwhile, spectators captured a special moment in the match that showed Sadio Mane celebrating their triumph alongside Al Ahli’s Roberto Firmino.

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Mane and Firmino graced Liverpool’s stage together, setting numerous records and clinching silverware together. The former Champions League winners took divergent paths in their careers after they opted to pursue different teams on Saudi Arabian soil. However, their connection from the time of the Reds resurfaced after the 31-year-old forward celebrated their third goal with his former teammate even though he is now on the opposing side.

Sadio Mane celebrates Al Nassr’s goal in a unique fashion with his annoyed former teammate!


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The initial years of Klopp’s transformation in Liverpool saw Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino illuminating the European pitch. The Senegalese star joined Al Nassr and Firmino in Al Ahli in the twilight of their career. The well-known camaraderie was once again portrayed when they encountered each other in the league match.

In Al Nassr’s latest match against Al Ahli, Sadio Mane was captured playfully leaping over his former Liverpool teammate Firmino’s back after Talisca’s goal for Al Alami. The video grabbed attention, given its rarity amidst the fierce rivalry between Al Nassr and Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia. However, the Brazilian did not look so pleased with Mane’s celebration.


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Meanwhile, Al Nassr was gearing up as a formidable adversary, showcasing their illustrious performances. The Knights of Najd made a resounding statement with their fifth victory in the Saudi Pro League against Al Ahli.

Al Alami secured a resounding win against Al Ahli

Al Nassr holds the fifth position in the league with 15 points, winning seven consecutive games in all competitions. Ronaldo’s side earned all three points by clinching a 4-3 victory over Al Ahli as well. Al Alami secured a hard-fought win with each star player leaving a significant impact on the game.


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Cristiano Ronaldo and Anderson Talisca each netted a brace in the game. The duo’s presence in the attacking third posed a challenge to Al Ahli’s defensive stability during the match.

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Meanwhile, Alex Telles marked Riyad Mahrez and Gabri Veiga to disrupt many goal-scoring attempts. He won two vital tackles, effectively preventing Allan-Saint Maximin’s equalizer. As a result, fans are optimistic that Al Alami will continue such performances as they prepare to face Ohod in the King’s Cup, just three days away.


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Written by:

Prabuddha Basu


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Prabuddha is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up watching the sagacious Manchester United where legends like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes shone, Prabuddha has been an admirer of the EPL giants, and looks forward to the new era stars like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford as the torch bearers. Keen follower of the game, he values weaving his articles with facts, analysis and captivating narratives.
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