Glory comes most times after going through some form of suffering and that probably will be the case with Mohammed Salah.
That moment for Salah was a painful one, as the Egyptian who had hoped to make an impact had his dream boycotted courtesy of that injury.
Worse still, Real Madrid went ahead to win the match following a 3-1 victory that gave the Spanish giant their 13th European title.
Salah who had come into that game as Africa’s best footballer was already hoping to crown his individual glory with a European title. But that dream did not come to pass last season.
For the second time in a row, Salah was voted Africa’s best footballer. His chances of realizing that dream opened up again, but Barcelona‘s 3-0 lead ahead of the Reds in the semifinal was going to impede that dream.
More so, the second-leg appeared difficult to realize as Liverpool were not even going to play with the Egyptian due to an injury he sustained in the their match against NewCastle.
However, Salah came to watch the match wearing a black T-Shirt with an inscription “Never Give Up”. Probably encouraging his colleagues to do the needful against Barca, which they eventually did by beating Barca 4-0 and reaching their second final in a row.
The win means Salah’s hope of realizing his dream came to pass, as his side set-up an All-English final clash in Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur.
Salah opened scoring for his side in the final against Tottenham when he converted a penalty kick into a goal within just two minutes of play. The goal put his side in front before Origi sealed up victory in late second-half.
Mohammed Salah’s heartbreak which he suffered last season in the final of the UEFA Champions League was replaced with a glorious moment when the Reds lifted their sixth European title in Madrid.
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