Liverpool’s Sadio Mane tops Champions League wasteful charts

Liverpool 0 – Bayern Munich 0

Bayern Munich left Anfield on Tuesday night with Liverpool frustrated.

Liverpool failed to score in their Champions League last-16 first leg tie at home.

Yet, Bayern’s inability to score an away goal was a bonus for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Liverpool now know that if they score once in the Allianz Arena, Bayern will need to score twice to cancel out the away goals rule.

Bayern, of course, should be confident of beating Liverpool on their home patch.

Sadio Mane tops Champions League wasteful charts

Following Tuesday’s match, Sadio Mane tops an unfortunate Champions League chart.

Mane is statistically the most wasteful player in this season’s competition.

The Senegalese forward has only scored once in Europe this season.

Mane has missed eight big chances, as defined by Opta as “a situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score.”

Against Bayern, Mane missed one big chance in the first half.

Just after the half hour, the ball fell to Mane in the Bayern box.

Sadio Mane chance vs Bayern Munich (1)

Could Mane have taken a touch before shooting?

Well he didn’t, and he skewed his effort wide of the post.

Sadio Mane chance vs Bayern Munich (2)

Who else is on the Champions League wasteful list?

The second most wasteful player in this season’s Champions League is PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe has scored four big chances in Europe this season. However the French World Cup winner has also missed six golden opportunities, according to the Opta stats.

Third on the list is Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

The Pole has also missed six big chances in the Champions League this season. However the attacker has also scored six big chances, while he’s also managed to score eight Champions League goals in total.

Champions League wasteful charts – Opta

Also see: Liverpool fans single out Jordan Henderson for praise vs Bayern Munich.

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