L'Pool 5-2 Roma: Salah breaks Eto'o's UCL record with brace
Champions League By: Uche Duru | 24/04/2018
Mohamed Salah broke Samuel Eto'o's Champions League record as he emerged as the highest goal scorer in a season after scoring a brace in Liverpool's 5-2 win against AS Roma in the first leg of the semi-finals at Anfield.Liverpool's African superstar Mohamed Salah continued to prove he is among the best players in the world after breaking a UEFA Champions League goal record set by FC Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o.The Egyptian netted 10 times in the UCL surpassing the Cameroonian's 8 goal mark making him the highest African goalscorer in the League in a single campaign.Salah scored a resounding brace in the first half of the encounter, 35th and 45th minute, and also launched two assists. Mane came through with the third goal at the 56th with a brilliant assist from Salah while, Firmino saw the back of the net two times, at the 61st and 69th minute. 18th-minute substitution for Liverpool as Oxlade-Chamberlain left the stage for Wijnaldum after the Englishman got injured and was carried out of the field with a stretcher after he involved himself in a tackle with Roma's Edin Dzeko.29th minute and 30th minute, Sadio Mane missed two brilliant opportunities at the 18-yard box which had the potentials of placing Liverpool two goals ahead of their visitors. The Senegalese fire blank on both occasions in front of the goalkeeper. Mane scored an offside goal at the 34th minute which was flagged down by the linesman.Liverpool saw the back of the net at the 35th minute as Mohamed Salah bent a stunner at the top corner which gave the Kops their lead against AS Roma. At this point, the scoreline read Liverpool 1-0 AS Roma.Liverpool broke their visitor's code with long passes upon discovering their slow pace which gave them edge and opportunities in the encounter.Mohamed Salah saw a brace at the 45th minute of the game after delivering a perfect Messi-like finishing. The Egyptian in a one-on-one encounter with the goalkeeper stylishly chipped the ball past the goalkeeper and saw the back of the net.
The first half of the showdown ended 2-0 in