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Diouf vs Mane: Weighing up the Senegal legends’ international legacies

 The Liverpool attacker surpassed the ex-Teranga Lion recently in the national team’s scoring charts, prompting Goal to compare their accomplishments

When you take aside Sadio Mane’s deserved criticism of the appalling conditions the Senegal side had to endure in their 3-1 win over Zambia on Saturday, the fact the Liverpool icon overtook El Hadji Diouf's 21 national team goals seemed to go largely under the radar.

Mane’s 22nd strike for the Teranga Lions took him to fifth in their all-time charts and within 10 of surpassing Henri Camara’s 31 goals. Given he’s now 29, the Liverpool forward faces a race against time to become his nation’s top scorer, but it’s an accomplishment he’ll certainly have in his sights.

Having said that, the country’s best player surpassing the great Diouf is no mean feat.

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