Liverpool suffered a devastating home defeat against Real Madrid as Mohamed Salah equaled Drogba’s record in a night-to forget-for The Reds. In this match, we also follow the comparison between Benzema and Salah.
Despite having the advantage of playing at home, Liverpool started well with early goals from Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah. However, that was all The Kop could do in this game, as Real Madrid went on to score five goals before the final whistle blew by referee Istvan Kovac.
Vinicius and Benzema’s brace and Militao’s goal truly put Los Blancos one foot forward to the next round of the Champions League. Meanwhile, the home team Anfield continued to play a very poor game this season.
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However, on such a sad day for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah managed to equalize one of the greatest records in the history of African football in the Champions League.
Specifically, with the goal he scored against Courtois, the Egyptian striker has a total of 44 goals in the most prestigious club tournament on the continent. Salah’s achievement also puts him on par with Didier Drogba – the previous record holder.
Among those 44 goals mentioned above, the 30-year-old striker scored up to 42 goals in Liverpool’s jersey and also surpassed Steven Gerrard to become the greatest goal scorer in the club’s history.
This season, Salah has also scored 19 goals in 34 matches, including 8 in the Champions League – topping the list of the 2022/23 C1 Golden Boot race.
Achieving so many memorable milestones, but on a day Liverpool suffered a heavy defeat to Real Madrid, Salah certainly couldn’t be happy.
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In the final at Stade de France last summer, the Egyptian striker and his teammates also failed to beat Carlo Ancelotti’s squad and had to accept watching their opponents lift the prestigious Champions League trophy.
Overall, Liverpool’s chances of advancing after this loss are almost nonexistent. However, the second leg at the Bernabeu promises to be very exciting, as many fans of The Kop still believe in a comeback similar to what Jurgen Klopp and his players achieved against Barcelona.
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