Salah, Mane And Firmino Are The Highest Scoring Trio In A Single UCL Campaign
The frightening front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane may well be the best in world football at the moment and they made an impressive bit of Champions League history last night.
Sadio Mane's opening goal at the Stadio Olimpico means the trident have scored a stunning tally of 29 goals in the competition this season - which is a record for a single Champions League campaign.
It eclipses the previous record set by upcoming final opponents Real Madrid, when their 'BBC' trinity scored 28 in their 2013/14 triumph.
29 - Mo Salah (10), Roberto Firmino (10) and Sadio Mane (9) are now the highest scoring trio for a club in a single #UCL campaign, overtaking Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema at Real Madrid in 2013-14 (28). Ménage.- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 2, 2018
Mane/Firmino/Salah have scored as many CL goals this season as Man City did in the PL in 2006-07.- Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) May 2, 2018
Barca's 'MSN' ripped opposition defences on route to their latest European Cup success in 2014/15, with Messi, Neymar and Suarez notching 27 between them.
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But it is the Liverpool lads who have knocked Ronaldo and his boys off their perch with a sensational run of form.
Though they did play two extra games because of the qualifying round against German side Hoffenheim, it's a remarkable goal total. Firmino and Salah both have 10 goals in Europe this season, with Mane one behind on 9 after his strike in Rome.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are now the most dangerous attacking trio in Champions League history:bangbang: pic.twitter.com/6eT3ueF23V- Soccer Laduma (@Soccer_Laduma) May 3, 2018
Liverpool's front three (29) have become the trio with the most goals in a single Champions League season in history. [@2010MisterChip]- FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) May 2, 2018
:black_small_square: Sadio Mane (9)
:black_small_square: Roberto Firmino (10)
:black_small_square: Mohamed Salah (10)
A joy to watch, this. pic.twitter.com/ODy9mc4LkJ
During 2013/14, where Real celebrated 'La Decima' - their 10th European trophy - Ronaldo scored 17, Bale chipped in with six and Benzema notched five.
Salah, Mane and Firmino's goals have been spread out better, and the trident will be out to score more against holders Real in the final in Kiev on May 26.
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