Mohamed Salah decorates the perfect squad for the second round of the Champions League

Berlin: Egyptian national team star Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer, was in the perfect squad for the second round of the Champions League group stage, announced today by the European Football Association (UEFA) on its official website. And Salah is the only Arab player on the list, the most important absentees were the Argentine Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, respectively the French stars of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, despite their success in goals during that round. Messi scored his first goal in career with Saint-Germain, which he took part in the last summer transfer period following the end of his career with his former Barcelona side, during the French side’s 2-0 win over his host Manchester City, while Ronaldo scored a goal in the closing seconds, which resulted in him winning 2-1 in house against the club Spanish Villarreal. The (Egyptian Pharaoh) scored two goals that led Liverpool to a 5-1 win over their Portuguese host Porto in the second group, to contribute to the red squad currently in lead the pack with 6 points, two points clear of his closest rivals, Atletico Madrid. Salah shared the most points among players selected for the ideal team with Bayern star Leroy Sane, with 16 points, according to the site web of UEFA. Salah has climbed to 22nd place currently in the Champions League historical scorer chart, which he currently shares with Dutch star Arjen Robben, scoring 31 goals in Played 60 games during his career in the competition, with 28 goals for Liverpool, two goals for his former team, Basel, the Swiss, and one goal for Italian Roma. The star of the Pharaohs team overcame Cameroonian retreat Samuel Eto’o, who scored 30 goals in career in the tournament, to be alone in the list of historical scorers for African players in the prestigious competition, 13 goals behind former Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (the boss). Salah is currently third on the Champions League top scorers list in this season, two goals behind the Ivorian Sebastian Haller, forward of the Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam (in head), while Polish star Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s top scorer, shares second place in the list of top scorers this season with the French forward Christophe Nkunko, Leipzig forward, with 4 goals each. The perfect second round list was as follows: Goalkeeper: Giorgos Athanasiades (Sherif Tiraspol). Line of defense: Douglas Santos (Zenit), Jaroslav Rakitsky (Zenit), Milan Shkriniar (Inter). Midfield: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Idrissa Gaye (Paris Saint-Germain), Hans Fanken (Club Brugge), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich). Forwards: Darwin Nunez (Benfica), Karim Adeyemi (Salzburg). (Dpa)

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