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Salah Breaks African UCL Record

Mohamed Salah Breaks African UEFA Champions League Record

By David Kappel - Apr 24, 2018 10:05 PM @kappilinho

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.

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Only Ian Rush scored more with 47 strikes in 1983/84, while Salah overtook Roger Hunt’s 42 strikes from 1961/62.

Do you think Salah can also break Rush’s Liverpool record? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 26, 2018 12:10 AM
Salah is the best off them all in the premier league
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ardil.alleyinteriors@gmail.com Apr 25, 2018 11:56 AM
Yes at the rate he is playing & scoring I think he will pass Rush's record. If Salah doesn't get the Balon D'Or then I don't no. I'm a Man Utd supporter but I have to say Salah has been unbelievable this campaign. His true test will be next season. Will he be able to maintain this scoring rate or close to it like he is doing this season. Will he be a one hit wonder like Vardy. I hope he maintains his scoring form. Klopp has really got the best out of thus player. That's more than I can say for our manager who sent him out on loan at Chelsea. Well done Salah. Make Egypt and Africa proud.
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Giles Bolivian Apr 25, 2018 11:20 AM
@sikadea True Boss, Fifa must Just Give Salah His Belongings
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Giles Bolivian Apr 25, 2018 11:19 AM
Iniesta won LaLiga, Champions League and World Cup in 2010, But Messi Won Ballon.. So Don't Tell us Kuts He must Win Champions League and World Cup to win Ballon No, Salah Deserves Ballon.. He is currently The Best Player This Season.. Our African Heroic.. King Salah . WHO is The Best Player Apart From Salah This Season?? None, Salah Is On his Own Lane. SURELY Deserves everything
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Faysal Apr 25, 2018 11:19 AM
Keep scoring player
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sikadea Joined: 27 May 2015
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sikadea Apr 25, 2018 10:45 AM
MO SALAH FOR BALOON
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Golden Boots Apr 25, 2018 10:30 AM
King Salah! All Hail!
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Gazankulu26 Apr 25, 2018 09:45 AM
8.ta
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Deemore Apr 25, 2018 09:07 AM
Salah the Egyptian King
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makoro Apr 25, 2018 08:52 AM
This guy
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nqobilemiphi@gmail.com Apr 25, 2018 08:50 AM
Good luck boy I think he is one for the future# Our future MESSI
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Mashia1950 Apr 25, 2018 08:14 AM
@Warras4phefeni That game pained me the most bro, from two nil down.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 25, 2018 08:09 AM
I want him to win the Champions lig this season
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 25, 2018 08:07 AM
R.Madrid have no mercy for such teams. Liverpool must ask ATM.
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Warras4phefeni Apr 25, 2018 08:06 AM
@Mashia1950 Even last weekend against West Brom Klopp substituted Salah and were leading guess West Brom equalised what happened to Roma.....?? Guess what Roma came to the game after he left the field.
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DopeZN Apr 25, 2018 08:05 AM
Mo Salah is magic
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Mashia1950 Apr 25, 2018 07:43 AM
The boy is good, I just wish the coach can stop substituting him for him to have a chance to score more goals. He is the most influential player at the team and Roma came back after he was taken off.
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Boris Becker Apr 25, 2018 07:43 AM
Ballon d'Or se moer maan!
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leendomint Apr 25, 2018 07:26 AM
Fermino must join karate with his scissor kicks
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Shudu91 Apr 25, 2018 07:10 AM
@fanist yeah Mane actually has 8 and holds the record for scoring the 2nd most goals in a season

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