Liverpool- On Wednesday Mohamed Salah scored his 22nd goal in the Champions League for Liverpool, becoming the team’s all-time leading scorer in the league.
The Egyptian ran clear and pushed home after just 57 seconds– the fastest Liverpool goal in the Champions League– against Midtjylland. The match ended in a draw, i.e. 1-1.
Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, said, “Extraordinary player, absolutely extraordinary player,” who surpassed the record held by the previous captain Steven Gerrard.
“Since we have worked together clearly, many things have fallen into place for all of us.”
“He helps the team enormously, and he knows and values the help of the team too. If we only had him, even the large number of goals he scored would not have been sufficient to be as successful as we are, so thank God other players scored a lot of goals as well.”
“That made this team quite successful, but Mohamed is a very extraordinary player– I believe nobody doubted it, still if you want numbers to prove it then he fulfils that as well.”
However, despite a number of disheartening results in the group stage, Real Madrid won against Borussia Monchengladbach and qualified for the last 16 in the Champions League. The match ended with a score of 2-0.
Karim Benzema, the French striker, scored two headed goals in the match that were enough to qualify the 13-time champions, meaning the club has now advanced to the knockout stages in all 28 seasons of the tournament, the most of any team in the league’s history.
Real Madrid begins the final round of fixtures at the third position in the group a draw against Borussia Monchengladbach and two surprise defeats to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Benzema completed his 50 goals in the Champions League, becoming the fifth player to do so. The other players are Raul, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.