Salah nominated for Champions League accolade


Mohammed Salah has been nominated for Uefa Champions League Player of the Week.

This is after the Egyptian’s impressive performance in Liverpool’s 2-0 triumph against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night in the continental competition.

Salah lashed onto a loose ball and converted with ease after winger Marcel Sabitzer made a mistake while attempting a pass to his defence.

Sadio Mane later scored the second of the evening for the English side to seal an important victory away from home.

The Egyptian is facing stiff competition in the form of Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, FC Porto’s Sergio Oliveira and star striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Mbappe is the favourite for the accolade after the 22-year-old former AS Monaco striker scored a hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 thrashing of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on Tuesday night.

He became only the third player after Ukranian legend Andriy Shevchenko and Faustino Asprilla to score a Champions League hat-trick against the Spanish club.

Oliveira was in the thick of things at the Estadio do Dragao as FC Porto stunned Italian champions Juventus 2-1. Goals from Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega were enough to seal victory for the Portuguese side who will now march forward to the second leg with confidence.

The fourth and final name on the list is none either than Norwegian hitman Erling Haaland. The striker found the back of the net twice for Borussia Dortmund as they won 3-2 away from home against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Spain.

After voting, the winner will be announced on all official Uefa Champions League platforms. The competition continues on the 23rd and 24th of this month.

On Tuesday, Chelsea have a tricky trip to Atletico Madrid while holders Bayern Munich will face Lazio.

Wednesday’s clashes will see Atalanta hosting record holders Real Madrid while group stage surprise package Borussia Mönchengladbach will host high-flying Manchester City.

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By Prince Sobayeni 

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