Mohamed Salah overtakes Ronaldo and Messi in Europe’s scoring chart


Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah scored twice on Tuesday to help Liverpool clinch an important win against Italian side AS Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

The two goals propelled Salah to the top of the scoring charts in Europe, with 43 goals in all competitions.

That tally is better than what both Cristiano Ronaldo (42) and Lionel Messi (40) have managed so far.

Having already broken a few records in the 2017/18 season, Salah last night wrote another piece of history by becoming Liverpool’s highest ever scorer in a single Champions League season, with 10 goals.

Salah also grabbed two assists against his former side, from where Liverpool signed him in the summer.

In total, the Merseyside club put five past Alisson Becker, but also conceded two late goals.

The club will be hoping to avoid the same humiliation Roma put Spanish giants Barcelona through to eliminate them out of the elite European competition. Having lost 4-1 in the first leg, Roma beat the Catalans 3-0 in Rome to ensure they stayed on in the tournament at the expense of Messi’s side.

With three more Premier League games to go Salah also has the chance to write history by becoming the highest ever scorer in a single season. He currently has 31 goals, the joint record he now holds with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Alan Shearer.


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