SADIO MANE was absolutely baffled when he realised he was playing against his team-mate's identical twin.
The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich forward, 31, now plies his trade with Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.
He now has Cristiano Ronaldo among his team-mates – as well as Saudi Arabian defender Ali Lajami.
However, the Senegalese star seemed oblivious to the fact that Lajami has a twin brother.
And Qassem Lajami, 27, is a defender for Al-Fateh, the club his sibling Ali left to join Al-Nassr in 2020.
So when Ali missed Friday night's clash between the two sides, Mane was understandably rather confused when he shook hands before kick-off with his team-mate's lookalike.
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A video from the pre-match ritual shows Mane working his way along the line of Al-Fateh players in their all-white kit.
And when he gets to Qassem, they shake hands and do a brief hug.
But as they embrace, Mane hilariously suddenly leans back for a double take.
And then the ex-Anfield hero has to take another bemused look back at his opponent as he walks on to greet the referees.
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Fans saw the clip as it went viral online and found the whole incident totally brilliant.
One said: "That’s a classic."
Another wrote: "Hold on wait a second."
And a third added: "Confused dot com."
Mane, though, put his confusion behind him to open the scoring.
Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice before Mane headed in his second and Al-Nassr's fourth of the night.
The No10 celebrated by copying his new pal's famous Siu celebration.
But it was Ronaldo who had the final say by tapping in to complete his hat-trick in the 96th minute to round off the 5-0 thumping win.
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