Salah up against Mbappé, Haaland for Champions League POTW award

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Salah up against Mbappé, Haaland for Champions League POTW award

- Yasmine El Tohamy - Mohamed Salah has been nominated for UEFA Champions League Player of the Week award after his strike against RB Leipzig.

Liverpool have secured a valuable two-goal advantage over RB Leipzig in the first-leg of the round of the 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

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Mohamed Salah opened the scoring in the 53rd minute taking advantage of Marcel Sabitzer’s mistake, before Sadio Mane put the game to bed just five minutes later.

The goal marks the Egyptian’s 118th strike in 186 games for Liverpool since joining the Reds three-and-a-half years ago from AS Roma.

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And his performances in the game didn’t go unnoticed by the UEFA as he was named Man of the Match as well as earning a spot in the Player of the Week nomination shortlist.

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Salah will have a tough competition for the award as he is going up against Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland, and Sérgio Oliveira of FC Porto.

Mbappé managed to score a hattrick in the Camp Nou against Barcelona, while a brace from Haaland saw Borussia Dortmund beat Sevilla 3-2 away from home. Meanwhile, Sérgio Oliveira orchestrated FC Porto’s shocking victory over Juventus.

Moreover, Salah was included in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week alongside five of his Liverpool teammates, Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson, Ozan Kabak, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Alisson Becker.

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The return-leg will take place at Anfield on March 10; however, Liverpool will have to play three Premier League games first against each of Everton, Sheffield United, and Fulham.

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