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Mohamed Salah: Team effort behind my goal against Burkina Faso

Mohamed Salah

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Egypt international Mohamed Salah has refused to take the praise for his goal against Burkina Faso, which helped Egypt reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final.

The Pharaohs defeated Burkina Faso 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. The AS Roma winger opened the scoring for Egypt in the 66th minute as he curled the ball into the top left corner. Aristide Bance then equalised for Burkina Faso as the game went to penalties.

The 24-year-old, who also scored Egypt’s third penalty kick, said that his goal was a result of collective team effort.

“I didn’t score the goal alone. It was the result of team effort starting from [Ahmed] Elmohamady, Abdallah El-Said and ending with Kahraba who set me up perfectly,” Salah told BeIN Sports satellite channel after the game.

“I wish all the injured players would be ready for the final as we need everyone’s efforts,” Salah added.

The Pharaohs, who have been hit hard by injuries during the continental tournament, will face the winner of the other semi-final between Cameroon and Ghana.

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