first_imgMohamed Salah put aside any doubts about his form after bagging a brace in Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday.Salah’s goals were sandwiched between Roberto Firmino’s opener in the 20th minute and Sadio Mane’s 80th minute strike at Anfield.Salah’s finish from a Xherdan Shaqiri put Liverpool 2-0 up and then the Egyptian scored his second from a penalty after the break to help Liverpool go 3-0 up in the 51st minute.Salah now has six goals from 13 games and it also made him the fastest Liverpool player to score 50 goals for the club.50 @LFC goals in just 65 games.A #UCL night that won’t be forgotten in a hurry by @MoSalah! pic.twitter.com/7w4ReR0jcWUEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 24, 2018Salah reached the 50-goal mark in 65 games – 12 faster than the previous record holder Albert Stubbins, who set the record in the 1940s.Salah’s form was a cause of concern despite Liverpool’s positive start to the season as he and his fellow attackers have been nowhere near the form they showed last season.The Egyptian didn’t’ score in four games prior to the Champions League clash and doubts were raised regarding him getting anywhere near his 44 goals across all competitions last season.Swiss international Shaqiri, a close-season signing from relegated Stoke City, was seen by many as a squad player but he is showing the kind of creativity allied with work-rate that could earn him more playing time than expected.advertisementShaqiri, a Kosovo-Albanian, caused controversy during the World Cup with an eagle gesture goal celebration against Serbia.The smattering of Red Star fans at Anfield, defying the UEFA ban on the club’s travelling support, jeered the midfielder whenever he touched the ball and a much more hostile reception would be likely for him in the return game on November 6.PSG 2 – 2 [email protected]_sscnapoli @TTuchelofficial: “If you score in the last minutes, you always win something.” #PSGNAP#AllezParis pic.twitter.com/x3N7dsR5yjParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 24, 2018Angel Di Maria curled in a stoppage-time equaliser as Paris Saint-Germain twice came from behind to force a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli in a pulsating Champions League tie.Napoli went ahead in the Group C game with a Lorenzo Insigne goal in the 29th minute before PSG, who have won their opening 10 games in Ligue 1, levelled when Mario Rui deflected into his own goal in the 61st minute.An opportunist goal by Dries Mertens put Napoli back in front in the 77th minute but they were denied a shock win when Di Maria collected the ball on the edge of the area and curled a delightful effort past David Ospina in the third minute of stoppage time.Napoli have five points from three games and PSG are on four with Liverpool top with six.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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