Mo Salah Sits Down Goalkeeper Twice In Seconds For Egypt

Mo Salah came on as a substitute and captained Egypt for the first time today and set about ending the goalkeeper's career twice in one swift move.

The Liverpool star, who recently turned 27, was played in behind and rounded the man between the sticks before sending him to the shops gain with a deft dummy as he shifted the ball onto his trusty left peg.

From a tight angle, Salah struck the post but his glorious piece of play didn't go to waste as the ball rebounded into the path of Ahmed Ali to slot home.

Having helped Liverpool to their sixth European Cup as well as finishing joint-top scorer in the Premier League last term, Salah is looking seriously sharp ahead of Egypt's African Cup of Nations campaign on home soil.

He registered another assist to seal the win when he set up Omar Gaber's deflected strike in the 86th minute.

The 3-1 win over Guinea today was Egypt's final warm-up game ahead of the opening group game next Friday against Zimbabwe.

Manager Javier Aguirre was pleased with the performance from his time and feels his team go into the tournament in good form.

"The Guinea game was very strong on the physical side, one of the most difficult games the team has played recently," Aguirre said in his post-match press conference, as per King Fut.

"The opponents scored from a miss back-pass, but this is football. The goals always come from mistakes.

"However, after the goal, we managed to take the lead again and then secure the victory. The friendly was very beneficial for us.

"We have made the most of the Tanzania and Guinea friendlies. We created 19 scoring chances against Tanzania and had many chances to score against Guinea as well."

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