This Sunday, in the classic of English football classics, Manchester United-Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah will meet again. Both will face each other for the first time since that May 26, 2018 when the Portuguese won his fifth Champions League (3-1 with Real Madrid against Liverpool) and the Egyptian left the field of the Kiev Olympian in tears in the 31st minute after Sergio Ramos injured him.
This comes United-Liverpool with Cristiano Ronaldo and Salah in fashion. On Wednesday, in his 300th game as a United player counting the two stages, CR7 gave the victory to the ‘red devils’ with a great header that sealed the comeback against Atalanta that won 0-2 and ended up losing 3- 2. The Portuguese star, who in the current Premier has 3 ‘targets’, increased his legend in the Champions League and his records, 137 goals in 179 games, and saved his coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. CR7 has 3 in this edition of the Champions League.
Salah, who gave away a goal that was a work of art against Manchester City and another against Watford, broke a record against Atlético on Tuesday by becoming in the first Liverpool player to score in 9 games in a row. He is now the top scorer in the Premier (7, like Jamie Vardy) and has 5 in the Champions League (one of the ‘top scorer’, Sebastien Haller).
CR7, three goals against Liverpool
Liverpool visits United 6th in the Premier table this Sunday, 5 points behind the leader Chelsea and 4 of the ‘reds’ themselves, to whom, curiously, CR7 has only scored 3 goals in his career: 2 in the Premier (in his first stage as a United player) and one in the 2014-15 Champions League (in a 0-3 with Real Madrid). Three times in total CR7 has beaten the goal of the ‘reds’ in a total of 12 games played.
Mohamed Salah, meanwhile, has scored 4 goals for Manchester United in 8 games throughout his career: 2 in the Premier and 2 in the FA Cup.
If it is about looking at the confrontations between the Portuguese star and the Egyptian, They have been measured 4 times and Cristiano Ronaldo has always won. At club level, in his Madrid stage, CR7 beat Salah twice when the winger was in Roma (0-2 and 2-0 in the 2015-16 Champions League round of 16) and in the final in Kiev, already with him. Egyptian at Liverpool. At the national team level, in a friendly Portugal-Egypt played on March 23, 2018, there was a Portuguese victory 2-1 and both stars were protagonists: Salah advanced to theirs, but CR7 decided with a double.
The appointment is Sunday at the English football match. It remains to be seen if CR7 will score his fourth goal against Liverpool, if Salah will score his fifth against United. Who will or will not be a hero at Old Trafford, the theatre of Dreams