Senegal were in action against Benin yesterday as qualification for the 2023 African Cup of Nations got underway on the continent and the fans of the Lions got to witness a record-breaking night.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick to help his side to a 3-1 victory and the goals helped the forward leapfrog Henri Camara to become the highest-scoring player in Senegal football history.
Prior to the game, the Liverpool star had scored 29 goals on the international scene, a feat also achieved by Camara, who represented the West Africans between 1999 and 2008 in 99 appearances.
Although that one goal was eventually going to come, to break the record with a hat-trick was something special, even by Mane’s standards.
You can watch all the goals in the video below: