Mohamed Salah breaks more records after AS Roma masterclass
The Egypt international led Liverpool to thrash Roma 5-2 in the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League, scoring two goals while providing another two.
He broke the deadlock with a beautiful curling effort, before chipping the ball over Alisson, making it 2-0. He then went on to set up two goals for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
With his first goal, Mohamed Salah became the first Liverpool player in history to score in 33 different games during a single campaign, as well as scoring for his fifth Champions League start in a row, equalling Steven Gerrard’s record from the 2007-2008 season.
Salah also became the best African scoring player in the UEFA Champions League in one season with 10 goals, breaking Cameroon’s Samuel Etoo’s record with eight goals during the 2010-2011 season.
He is also currently the leading Arab goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League history with 13 goals, surpassing Algeria’s Rabah Madjer, who netted 12 times during his time with FC Porto.
Finally, he became the first-ever player to score two goals and assist two in the semi-finals of the competition, and the first player to have hand in four goals at this stage of the tournament since Robert Lewandowski against Real Madrid in 2013.
After Liverpool’s big win in the first-leg, Salah is now close to becoming the first Egyptian to play a European championship final. He will also be hoping to become the only second Arab to lift the Champions League title after Algeria’s Rabah Madjer, who won it with FC Porto against Bayern Munich in 1987.
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