Salah Overtakes Messi, Closes In On Ronaldo


Salah Overtakes Messi : African superstar Mohamed Salah has overtaken Lionel Messi and closed in on Cristiano Ronaldo in a UEFA Champions League goalscoring chart.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the top five goalscorers in the UCL since the beginning of last season.

Salah netted a brace in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Crvena Zvezda on Wednesday night, taking his tally to 50 goals since joining the Reds.

The 2017 CAF African Footballer of the Year scored his first two goals of the current UCL campaign in the third gameweek of the 2018/19 season.

In doing so, he has now netted more UCL goals than Messi since the beginning of the previous campaign, with the Argentine not being able to add to the five he has already scored this season after picking up an injury.

Salah Overtakes Messi

Only former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has now scored more goals in Europe’s elite competition since the beginning of last season. The Portuguese forward leads the ranking with 15 strikes – all scored in 2017/18 for Real, while he is yet to score his first UCL goal for Juventus.

Salah follows in joint-second place alongside AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko, with both having netted 13 times since the start of 2017/18.

Roberto Firmino has scored 12 UCL goals over the same period, while Messi sits on 11 strikes.

Who do you think will finish the 2018/19 UCL campaign as the top goalscorer? Have your say in the comments section below.

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source: SL