Sadio Mane scored a hat trick as Liverpool buried Porto 5-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday.
The second leg hits Anfield on March 6.
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Porto had the first two chances of the match, the higher profile opportunity coming when Otavio saw his shot blocked by Dejan Lovren.
Mane’s goal came on the first of a few regrettable moments for goalkeeper Jose Sa, who lost track of a Georginio Wijnaldum blocked attempt as it wriggled under him. The play started when Sa’s thrown clearance was distributed right to the Reds.
Liverpool made it 2-0 on a clever finish from Salah after James Milner cranked a shot off the woodwork.
Sa did not enjoy the third goal, either, parrying a Firmino shot to Mane for the brace.
Firmino added Liverpool’s fourth in the 70th minute, and Mane completed his hat trick in the 85th minute.