Mohamed Salah equals Champions League record held by Samuel Eto’o
Egypt star Mohamed Salah has equaled a record held by Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o in the UEFA Champions League.
Just days after Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ matched Eto’o’s league tally in Turkey this season, another Pharaoh managed to do the same, albeit on the biggest stage in European Football.
Not many players can retire having three Champions League winners’ medals such as Samuel Eto’o. He played a crucial role on the road to each medal and made sure he set the standards high.
There is one record though that he holds, which Salah can manage to break if he scores in the semi-finals. After getting involved in his 50th goal in all competitions this season for Liverpool, Salah’s 39th goal meant he had now scored eight goals in the Champions League, matching Eto’o’s record number of goals in one campaign, the highest by an African player in history of the competition.
Mohamed Salah has now been directly involved in 50 goals for Liverpool across all competitions this season. Egyptian King. pic.twitter.com/dG0NOKxt3N
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) April 10, 2018
Eto’o managed to achieve this feat for Internazionale in 2010/11 season, a year after they won the treble.
The ‘Egyptian King’ will be looking forward to etch his name further in the history books as one more goal in at least two matches can help him break this record. It is worth noting that aside from his eight goals since the group stages, Salah also managed to score once in the qualifying rounds.
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