Liverpool beat FC Porto 5-0 away from home in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, with Sadio Mane bagging a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also on the scoresheet for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
- Quickfire goals by Mane and Salah put the Reds in charge by the half-hour mark.
- Mane rounded off a devastating break to add a third early in the second period.
- Firmino then got in on the act with a fourth 21 minutes from time.
- Mane completed his hat-trick with a late blast from range.
Klopp’s Liverpool side took a huge step towards the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night.
Mane and Salah, who reached the landmark of 30 goals for the season with a piece of breath-taking improvisation, struck before the half-hour mark to put Liverpool in command.
Not content with a two-goal lead to defend at Anfield next month, the Reds went on to add three more after the break.
Mane and Firmino both rounded off rapier-like forward thrusts with aplomb, before the Senegalese rifled home his third of the evening from distance with five minutes remaining.
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