Mohamed Salah Escapes Red Card For Shock Challenge On Porto's Danilo Pereira
Mohamed Salah has once again been placed at the centre of controversy after his shock challenge in Liverpool's Champions League clash against Porto.
The 26-year-old Reds star went in for a tackle that caught Danilo Pereira, which many have labelled a potential leg breaker.
Check it out below.
Salah with a horror tackle. VAR didn't even look. ♂️ pic.twitter.com/KKVHeXyFVE
- Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) 9 April 2019
How did Salah escape a red card after this? That too with VAR? Can only imagine if he was at the end of this. pic.twitter.com/BFRbPoF9ud
- M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) 9 April 2019
Mo Salah didn't get a red card for this... pic.twitter.com/Mmx4Yx0vfJ
- Sport Live Streaming (@SportLiveSt) 9 April 2019
Unsurprisingly, football fans have flocked to Twitter and expressed their outrage at the incident.
Fucking hell, just seen that salah challenge it's a horror tackle 3 match ban at least, how VAR did not pick that up is VERY VERY suspect.
- Comrade Maxwell (@1999_adam) 9 April 2019
Salah is one lucky footballer there. Horror challenge.
- Darren Davies (@DazzaDavies) 9 April 2019
Salah lucky to have stayed on the pitch after that challenge on Danilo Pereira. With VAR, him getting away with nothing was inexcusable
- hdc (@83nrique) 9 April 2019
Jesus. That Salah challenge! Could have broken that lads leg
- Bontan (@BontanUK) 9 April 2019
Jürgen Klopp's men sealed a 2-0 first-leg quarter-final win at Anfield, with Naby Keïta and Roberto Firmino getting their names on the scoresheet.
In other Champions League news, Tottenham Hotspur clinched a 1-0 victory over Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Son Heung-min scored the winner in the second half.
The match wasn't without its controversies, namely for a VR decision that led to the reigning Premier League champions being awarded a penalty and Sergio Agüero being denied the opener.
What did you make of Salah's challenge?
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