Mohamed Salah gets Cristiano Ronaldo treatment
Mohamed Salah got the Cristiano Ronaldo treatment on Friday night as Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Angola was stopped three times by fans wanting to meet their hero
The night after Portugal star Ronaldo was approached by a Republic of Ireland supporter at full-time of their 0-0 draw, fans were equally desperate for a moment with Salah.
Africa’s most famous footballer was mobbed by supporters looking for selfies as police were called in to remove the frequent pitch invaders.
The Liverpool star was able to ignore the numerous disruptions as Egypt battled back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw, guaranteeing their place in next year’s World Cup play-offs.
And Salah was front and centre of the action on the pitch – as well as the attention of the fans – as the Egyptian King registered two assists to help his nation progress.
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are accustomed to surprise visitors from the crowd whenever they play – and many believe Salah is now on their level.
The 29-year-old has 16 goals in 15 matches this season, some of which have been truly astonishing.
In fact, former Chelsea striker Jason Cundy believes Salah is playing like Ronaldo in his prime at Real Madrid.
“He has upped his game,” said the Sports Bar host on talkSPORT.
“Just when you thought he couldn’t, he’s upped his game another level.
“He’s doing for Liverpool now what Ronaldo was doing for Real Madrid in his absolute pomp.”