Champions League Final: Salah Equals African Record
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah made a telling contribution to lead the Reds to victory in their Champions League final clash with Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Salah was on target as Liverpool defeated Spurs 2-0 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano to emerge as the new European champions.
Liverpool replaced Spanish giants Real Madrid who had won the last three editions before the Reds’ title triumph.
Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool inside two minutes for his 27th goal for his team in all competitions.
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The Egyptian international star scored the first goal of the match from the penalty spot after Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko was penalised for handball after few seconds into the game.
Salah equalled the record of four other Africans by finding the back of the net in a Champions Cup/Champions League.
He’s the fifth African to score in the final after Rabah Madjer (Algeria), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) and Sadio Mane (Senegal).
Tottenham Hotspur were the better side after the goal from Salah but Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker stood between them and an equaliser especially in the second half before Divock Origi sealed the Liverpool win in added time having come on as a second half substitute for Roberto Firmino.