Salah Breaks African UCL Record
Mohamed Salah Breaks African UEFA Champions League Record
Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah scored twice in the first half of Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League clash with AS Roma on Tuesday, breaking an African record in the competition.
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The Egyptian scored his side’s first goal at Anfield in the 5-2 thriller against AS Roma with a superb strike from the edge of the box, breaking Samuel Eto’o’s record of eight goals from an African in a single European Cup campaign, in 2010/11.
But Salah didn’t stop there and also scored the Reds' second goal with a cheeky dink over Roma goalkeeper Allison after being sent through by Roberto Firmino.
He has now scored 10 goals in the Champions League this season, with only Cristiano Ronaldo having netted more in the competition with 15.
Overall, it was already Salah’s 43rd goal in all competitions this season, which means he moved into second place in Liverpool’s all-time ranking for the most prolific season.
Only Ian Rush scored more with 47 strikes in 1983/84, while Salah overtook Roger Hunt’s 42 strikes from 1961/62.
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