Egyptian star Mohamed Salah has been a revelation for Fiorentina since joining the club on loan from Chelsea, and he scored his best goal yet against Juventus in the Coppa Italia semifinals on Thursday.
Acting as a one-man counterattack, Salah weaved and nutmegged his way through the Juventus defense on a lengthy run before coming up with a thunderous finish in the 11th minute of their first-leg clash:
The goal was Salah's fifth in seven games since making the move from London early last month, and he added his sixth in the 56th minute to restore Fiorentina's one-goal lead after Fernando Llorente had equalized. The former FC Basel star, who wears No. 74 to commemorate the 74 who perished in Egypt's tragic Port Said riots in 2012, has three goals in four Serie A matches and one in Europa League play in addition to Thursday's strikes.
The winner of the two-legged Fiorentina-Juventus series will play either Napoli or Lazio in the final. Those two are level 1-1 after the first leg, which Lazio hosted.