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The hilarious moment a young child is left totally starstruck by Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane

The hilarious moment a young child is left totally starstruck by Bayern Munich’s new signing Sadio Mane… and he’s the opposition’s mascot!

  • Sadio Mane stunned a young Frankfurt mascot at Bayern Munich’s opening game
  • The Senegalese international scored on his Bundesliga debut in 6-1 win
  • Former Liverpool forward Mane has settled quickly at his new German club 

Sadio Mane announced himself in the Bundesliga as he scored on his league debut during Bayern Munich’s comfortable 6-1 victory over Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

Mane, however, was even more eye-catching for one fan before a ball was even kicked as his presence left a young Frankfurt mascot starstruck when players shook hands with each other before kick off.

The Senegalese international saw his global stock rise during his time at former club Liverpool as he won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup during a six-year Anfield stint.

This young Frankfurt mascot couldn’t believe what he was seeing when Sadio Mane passed

Mane left one Frankfurt mascot starstruck just before the start of the new Bundesliga season

Mane left one Frankfurt mascot starstruck just before the start of the new Bundesliga season

He also scored the winning penalty that helped Senegal clinch the Africa Cup of Nations over Egypt, along with helping them qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

Bundesliga fans were therefore justifiably excited to see one of the world’s best talents take to the pitch for the first time in Germany, with one mascot hilariously struggling to contain his excitement as Mane passed him.

A viral video showed Mane and his Bayern Munich team-mates going through the pre-match greeting rituals with officials and opposition players.

Mane scored the third goal in Bayern Munich's 6-1 demolishing of Frankfurt in Germany

Mane scored the third goal in Bayern Munich’s 6-1 demolishing of Frankfurt in Germany

But as the 30-year-old made his way further down the line, excitement continued to grow for the mascot before eventually boiling over.

As other mascots started to leave the pitch, the young Frankfurt fan was left stood with his arms crossed, gawping up open-mouthed and wide-eyed at the Munich star who passed directly in front of him.

Mane put pen to paper on a three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week at Munich this summer

Mane put pen to paper on a three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week at Munich this summer

He then turned on the spot and continued to follow Mane down the line with his eyes firmly locked onto the superstar, before leaving the pitch for kick-off.

The young Frankfurt supporter may have not been as happy with the striker once the match had kicked off with Mane scoring the third goal during Munich’s high-scoring rout.

Mane is not only recognised for his on-pitch heroics but also his charitable efforts of the pitch back in his home country Senegal, where has previously donated funds for a hospital to be built in his home village of Bambali and also funded a new secondary school in the area as well.

The former Premier League star left Liverpool this summer in search of a new challenge at Bayern Munich. 

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