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Salah closes in on goal record by Africans in a Champions League season

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Following his opener against Manchester City this week, has gone one step closer to breaking another record in this extraordinary season as he is now one goal away from having the most goals by an African player in a Champions League season.

Salah’s instinctive finish against their Premier League rivals meant that the Egyptian has recorded 7 goals in the Champions League this season, having scored once against Manchester City, Porto, Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, as well as three against Maribor. As a result, Salah also holds the distinction of having scored against every team he has faced in the Champions League proper this season, as well as one against Hoffenheim in the qualification playoff.

As shown below, Salah as well as his teammate are one goal away from equalling Samuel Eto’o’s record set in the 2010-11 season in which Inter Milan reached the quarter finals.

Photo: Opta

Salah and Mane have also equalled the totals set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund last season, as well as in 1994-95 for Paris Saint-Germain in a season in which he led the French side to the semi finals.

Another goal for Salah would also mean adding to his impressive list of records broken this season already, including scoring in the most Premier League matches and becoming the first Egyptian player to score a Premier League hat trick.

The African duo will be hoping to add to their tally in the second leg which takes place next Tuesday at 8:45PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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