Proof That Mohamed Salah's Goal From A Corner Wasn't A Fluke

Mohamed Salah scored a sensational goal straight from a corner on Friday night but if you thought it was a fluke, there's footage to show that he absolutely meant it.

The day before the Liverpool record-breaker found the net against Swaziland, he was practicing corners in Egypt training and produced a near-identical strike.

Salah saw his in-swinging corner crash against the crossbar, with his effort very nearly catching out the goalkeeper. It may not have ended up in the back of the net, but it does indicate that the former Roma man did intentionally try to score from a corner in the African Cup of Nations qualifying game.

And that he did. The man between the sticks was left completely helpless as the curve from the Premier League Golden Boot winner was too much to handle.

It's genuinely like something from FIFA 19. What a way for Salah to end a mini-goal drought.

The 26-year old forward's night was cut short when he limped off with an injury in the 4-0 thrashing, but Hany Ramzy, The Pharaohs' assistant manager, played down the severity.

"[The] initial diagnosis of the medical staff of [the] Egypt national team is that Salah has suffered a muscular injury," Ramzy told BeIN Sports after the game.

"He will be examined to determine the details, but in my opinion it is not dangerous."

Egypt find themselves in second place in Group J, three points behind Tunisia after two matches.

Josh Lawless

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