Mohamed Salah scored directly from a corner kick, bending one in during Egypt's win over Swaziland.
Mohamed Salah delivered a highlight–and a scare–during Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Friday.
The Liverpool star scored on an Olimpico in the 45th minute of Egypt's 4-1 win over Swaziland. Salah curled in the left-footed corner for Egypt's final goal, which was Salah's 38th for Egypt–bringing him level with the great Mohamed Aboutreika for third all-time in the Pharaohs' history. The 26-year-old still has a ways to go to match Hossam Hassan's national record of 69, but the reigning FIFA Puskas Award winner turned in another one for the highlight reel with his latest strike:
It wasn't all good news for Salah, who limped off the field at the end of the match with a reported groin injury, which caused him to come off momentarily for treatment. He returned, only to be taken off in stoppage time in a development that will surely leave Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool concerned about its superstar. The two nations meet again on Tuesday, with Salah's status for that much unclear.
According to the Associated Press, Egypt's assistant coach said it was "not serious" and that "it is only a muscle strain, but he will undergo medical scans to determine the length of the injury."