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Salah Writes UCL History

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah wrote his name into football’s history books after becoming only the fifth African player to score in a UEFA Champions League final.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see all five African players who have scored in UEFA Champions League finals.

The Egyptian netted the opener in Saturday’s Champions League final as the Reds beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitanno Arena.

Salah scored from the penalty spot after Spurs’ Moussa Sissoko was judged to have handled the ball inside the box.

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In so doing, he became only the fifth player to net in a Champions League final, following in the footsteps of his teammate Sadio Mane, who scored in last year’s final defeat against Real Madrid.

Didier Drogba netted in the 2012 UCL final, as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich after penalties, while Samuel Eto’o was on the scoresheet for FC Barcelona in the 2006 and 2009 finals.

The former Cameroon striker is to date the only African to have scored in two different finals, while Algerian Rabah Madjer was the first African to find the back of the net in a Champions League final back in 1987 – with the competition then still known as the European Champions Cup.

Read: Africans Who've Won The Champions League

Salah, Mane and teammates Joel Matip as well as Naby Keita also wrote their names into the long list of African players who have won the Champions League after helping Liverpool to win their sixth European crown.

Do you think this Liverpool side can repeat their success next season? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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