Mohamed Salah matched multiple records as he scored in Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League win over Inter Milan.
Salah scored the second goal of the night on 83 minutes and as the ball hit the back of the net, two records were “matched” by the excellent Egyptian forward and another incredible feat was achieved.
33 – Mohamed Salah has scored 33 goals in his 50 games for Liverpool in #UCL , only Cristiano Ronaldo (51 goal with Real Madrid) and Robert Lewandowski (36 goals with Bayern) have netted more after their first 50 games in the competition with a specific club. Pharaoh. pic.twitter.com/flMUOaotfA
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It was Salah’s 50th appearance in the Champions league for Liverpool, and he’s now scored 33 times in that run. Only Robert Lewandowski (for Bayern Munich) and Cristiano Ronaldo (for Real Madrid) have scored more times in their first 50 appearances.
The goal meant that Salah has now scored against both AC Milan and Inter Milan in the same season. He’s only the second player in Champions League history to do that, after Peter Crouch did it for Spurs in 2010/11.
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The goal also meant that Salah has now scored in eight consecutive away games in the Champions League, a run that began last season with Atalanta and includes goals at the San Siro, Santiago Bernabeu and Wanda Metropolitano.
The Reds endured a tough start to the match and had to ride out 70 minutes of pain as Inter relentlessly counter-attacked them. Salah was kept mostly quiet by Alessandro Bastoni and didn’t look like doing much.
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But once Roberto Firmino’s goal opened the match up for Liverpool, Salah was able to escape his marker’s attention to peel away and slap home a sharp, snapped finish to make it 0-2 and give the Reds a massive advantage.