Salah enters Champions League record books in less than two minutes

Egyptian hero Mohammed Salah entered the UEFA Champions League record books as he scored the second fastest goal in the final against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Salah agonisingly missed majority of last season’s final following a shoulder injury which happened after a heavy collision with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and the Los Blancos went on to win the match 3-1.

Reds fans still referred to that moment as one that caused them the match and argued that if the former Chelsea star had been on the pitch longer, Liverpool could’ve been crowned European Champions for the sixth time.

The argument of the Reds fans seem to have been proven right as it took Salah just one minute, 48 seconds to score against Spurs in the 2018/19 Champions League final. The Egyptian powered a penalty past French World Cup winner, Hugo Lloris after Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handed the ball inside the penalty area, trying to stop a Saido Mane cross.

According to OptaJoe: “01:48 – Mohamed Salah’s opener for Liverpool is the second fastest goal in a Champions League final, only behind Paolo Maldni (00:50) for AC Milan versus Liverpool in 2005. Blocks. #UCLfinal

5 – Mohamed Salah is the fifth different African player to score in a Champions League/European Cup final after Rabah Madjer, Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Sadio Mane. Famous. #UCLFinal

Liverpool will be hoping to win their sixth UEFA Champions League title while Tottenham will be looking for their first.

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