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Mohamed Salah becomes fourth African top scorer in Champions League

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has become the fourth African top-scorer in the UEFA after scoring against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in the second leg of the quarter-finals.

Salah scored the first goal for Liverpool to equalize the score against Manchester City before Roberto Firmino slotted in the second to win the match for the reds’ and qualify to the semifinals.

The Egyptian’s goal against the Cityzens equaled Samuel Eto’o’s record of most goals scored in a single Champions League campaign with eight goals. With that goal, Salah also became the fourth African top-scorer in the champions league with 11 goals.

is Africa’s top scorer in the European competition with 44 goals throughout his career scoring five goals with Olympique Marseille, 37 goals for Chelsea and three goals for Turkish side, Galatasaray.

Samuel Eto’o comes second after Drogba with 33 goals starting with three goals in his first Champions League campaign with Real Madrid, one goal with Real Mallorca, 16 goals with Barcelona, two goals with Inter Milan and three goals with Chelsea.

The third top-scorer is Ivory Coasts’s with 15 goals, 13 of them with Russian outfit CSKA Moscow and one goal with Sporting Lisbon and FC Basel each respectively.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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