Mohamed Salah makes history after brace for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid

Mohamed Salah makes history after brace for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid

  • Mohamed Salah has been an integral squad member for Jurgen Klopp since the start of the season
  • The forward has continued to play an influential in Liverpool's squad in recent weeks
  • He scored twice in the Red's 3-2 thrilling win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League

Mohamed Salah has inked his name in Liverpool history books after starring for the side during their Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, October 19, Sports Max reports.

Salah scored a brace during the Group B clash as he inspired Liverpool to a 3-2 thrilling win at Wanda Metropolitano.

With the scores tied 2-2, the Egypt international struck the winner from the penalty spot to steer his side to victory.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah celebrates one of his goals vs Atletico. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo
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He had earlier scored the opener after eight minutes of action before Naby Keita doubled the advantage in the 13th minute.

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The visitors looked on course for a comfortable win in the Spanish capital, but the hosts staged a comeback to draw level courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's quick-fire brace.

However, the clash took a different twist shortly after the break as Griezmann was handed his marching orders, a decision that seemed to galvanise Liverpool who mounted pressure to win a penalty with 12 minutes left on the clock.

Salah calmly slotted home the spot-kick as Liverpool went five points clear of Atletico at the top of the group.

Having also scored at the weekend in the Premier League against Watford, Salah's brace against Atletico meant he has now scored in nine consecutive matches for the Reds.

The incredible feat affords him a name in Liverpool's history as he is now the club's first-ever player to score in nine fixtures on the bounce.

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Incidentally, the Egyptian is also Liverpool's highest scorer in the Champions League with 31 goals in the competition to his name.

He will be looking to continue with his fine form on Sunday, October 24, when Jurgen Klopp's men take on rivals Man United in the Premier League.

Ronaldo warrns teammates ahead of Atalanta clash

Legit.ng earlier reported that five time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Manchester United teammates to avoid a repeat of their performance against Leicester City when they host Atalanta in the Champions League this week.

The Red Devils took the lead through Mason Greenwood in the 19th minute of their last Premier League outing but they ended up losing the game 4-2 at the end of the meeting.

They have now pushed that disappointment behind them as they look forward to their UCL game this midweek and the forward hopes they can bounce back to winning ways in the match.

Source: Legit

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